There are some who often complain, doubt and speak of all the things in their life they find difficult. There are others who trust, and seem to keep a thanksgiving spirit even in the face of many adversities. There are some who have lots of things, but seem to always want more, and there are others who don’t have a lot, but seem to possess much.
There are some who can bring heartache on themselves, their families, their parents or their children and on others who know them. There are others who are attractive because they always seem to bring light or laughter, encouragement and hope where their influence is felt.
There are those whose greatest concern is their own comfort, and others who seem often to be seeking the comfort of others. There are some who are bored, with nothing to do and there are others who can’t find time for all the many things they still want to do.
There are some who don’t want to try, or to work, and others who long for more hours in the day to be able to do more. There are some who are selfish, they are takers; and others who are selfless, they are givers.
There are those quick to blame, and there are others who are quick to accept personal responsibility. There are some who are proud and thankless and others who are humble and thankful. The are those who are often angry and bitter, and others who are patient and kind.
The thing is, we have all, over the course of our life experience, spent some time in both of those two different character types! The question is, which of those two different descriptions best fits you, and then, what are you going to do about it? The choice is always yours.
James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.