I received this email and liked it, so, I am putting it on my blog:
Let me ask you some questions:
Do you live in a place where you sit and watch your child slowly die because there is no food to fill her bloated stomach?
Do you live in a place where ignorant thugs walk into your church and shoot the congregation?
Do you live in a place where your daughter can be killed because of “honor”?
Do you live in a place where your home is bombed by the government or radical insurgents?
Then stop your damned whining. “I don’t have money for a new I-pod.” “I hate my job.” “I can’t take a vacation this year.”…”woe is me. My life sucks.”
“Think I will just go get stoned or drunk…or rob somebody because I am too much of a loser to be a real human being.”
Get the Hell over it. Stop with the self pity and begin to value what you do have.
You are NOT starving, you are NOT being persecuted, you are not confined to a miserable existence.
You have things that many other envy. You have freedom, you have food, you have the opportunity to better your life and you have the gifts of family or friends.
Granted, there are things in this country that could be improved on. Like a government that operates efficiently, or a lower crime rate, or more jobs. But overall, you DO NOT have it all that bad.
Personally, I hate listening to people whine about shit that is only important to their own self indulgence. You want a better life? Then get off your ass and make it better. Stop blaming others for your own lack of motivation and take responsibility for your own choices and actions.
You can have any type of life you want. All you have to do it work for it. You work towards that goal and you will reach it.
So, either grab onto life or shut the hell up!
Eric, I totally agree with you. This is the same sermon I have been preaching for years, but unfortunately, it flies over the heads of many people and lands out in the back forty, lost forever. The message is simple. If you do not like your life, change it. It is just that simple. Thanks for the email…Preacher