Frustration versus inspiration

October 15th, 2006

Sometimes I have to admit that frustration set in when I watch the nightly news. It seems that all over the world people are constantly mistreating each other. It might people committing murder, people driving while drunk and causing accidents, people ripping others off financially or just someone strapping a bomb to themselves that harms or kills innocent people.

There is no excuse for this type of behaviour and it just comes down to people not treating each other as we should. While this behaviour frustrates me it also makes me determined to live as well as I can and make a difference in the lives of those around me.

For me the secret to making a difference is all about Jesus and three things.

  1. Love Jesus – if I really love Him I am going to try and follow Him
  2. Live like Jesus – if I follow the example of His life from the Bible I am not going to blow someone up.
  3. Love like Jesus – if I really love people like Jesus loved people I will always want what is best for them.

So if you get frustrated like me at times you have two choices – don’t watch the nightly news or use it to inspire to live differently and truly follow Jesus.