Sunday, October 30, 2016

50 IS NOT OLD | IT IS JUST NOT FAIRWouldn’t it be nice if everything was on an even scale? Since this is an election year, you have heard it spouted from both candidates, “Equal pay for equal work.” We know that is just a fantasy, this is the “real” world and we know that doesn’t always happen. In the workplace, everything is subjected upon whatever the boss wants or feels. You might work really hard, but you see someone else get the promotion. It is just not fair!

Do you have a sibling that always seemed to have everything given to them? Are they pretty, smart, popular, wealthy, or your parent’s pet? Were they the Homecoming Queen, the Head Cheerleader, the captain of the football team’s girlfriend? It is just not fair!

How about health issues, why is it that some can eat everything in sight and not gain an ounce of weight? Why does cancer seem to run in my family, or why did my child have to be born with a disease? Why was my friend who never hurt anyone killed by a drunk driver? It is just not fair!

I have uttered those same words many, many times in my life. Everyone else gets to go to the party, it’s not fair! The injustice that comes your way doesn’t have to be large, the little things count too. But who told us that life was going to be fair? Where does it say that one person can’t be “luckier” than another?

Have you ever had someone say something mean or hurtful to you? I am almost positive everyone answered that question with a yes. Have you ever been the someone who said something mean or hurtful? I think there were a bunch of yeses there too. When that happens, how do you react? Do you try to get even? Do you fuss and grumble and tell everyone who will listen how much you were wronged? Or do you do like I do and just hope that karma comes around to bite them in the butt. Why do we feel the need to get even or set the record straight?

In my prayers, I am always asking for the Lord to forgive me of my sins, but do I readily forgive those who treat me unfairly? Shamefully, the answer is no. I ask for the Lord to extend me Grace in my darkest hour, but do I show other’s Grace?

Colossians 3:12-14

 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

We are not perfect, not even close. I don’t want you to ever think I write these posts as a sermon or lecture toward any of you. These posts are meant for me, I am sharing them with you just in case there is someone else out there who could also need a little boost. If you know of someone who would benefit, please feel free to share. Getting the Lord’s word out is a wonderful blessing.

I am thankful that the Lord does not treat me fairly. If he based His forgiveness and His grace on how I treat others, I would not have a chance. I can only hope that one day I will earn His forgiveness and grace. I know I already have His love, and for that I am humbled.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

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  • Connie R.
    October 30, 2016

    Thank you for God”s grace. I have struggled many years to forgive someone for something that dramatically changed the dynamics of my life as I knew it. Its not easily done. I am constantly revisiting in my mind and when that happens I pray and remember this is the moment I am living in . Trying to not go backwards. It is hard but with Gods grace I find peace and direction. I am sure this effects us all in some areas. Just remember you do not walk alone. Thank you Tania for your thoughts today.

  • Lori
    October 30, 2016

    Amen and amen!

  • Caroline
    October 30, 2016

    There are always going to be people in a better position than me and a lot of people far worse off. Instead of wasting time and energy coveting what others have, I try to improve my own situation if I can and if it’s beyond my control I look for the positives, there are usually some to be found even in the darkest times.

  • Crystal
    October 30, 2016

    Once again your Sunday blog has lifted me up. Your Sunday posts are my favorite. Don’t get me wrong I also love your fashion posts but the Sunday posts are special. You have a way with words and you always inspire your readers to be better. Thank you and have a great Sunday.

    • Joann Hansen
      October 30, 2016

      I feel the same way, Crystal. I look forward to the Sunday post. I have used many of them for our Church Circle meetings and also at the nursing home. She always gives us thought for the day or week!! Thanks, Tania.
      I also enjoy the fashions. You are a classy gurl!!! Joann

  • janniefaye54
    October 30, 2016

    Well said. I think we forget that it’s not just “me” that feels that way. I think everyone, at some point, experiences these feelings. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nancy
    October 30, 2016

    Did Sandy have a better birthday party than you did? LOL… just teasing Tania! Enjoy your Sunday 🙂

    • Sandy
      October 30, 2016

      No she is not old enough to have a party like mine! She is a long way from 60!!!! Love you Tania, and great post! For a minute I thought it was aimed at me! I can use it though!!!!

  • Gina
    October 30, 2016

    Great post, Tania. I always enjoy your posts but this one is particularly true and inspiring! Like you, I am often asking the Lord kindly not to treat me fairly and give me what I deserve. And He is always gracious to me!! Praise Him!!

  • Naomi
    October 30, 2016

    Tania this is outstanding! Just beautifully written, and soooo apropos for anyone who’s on this earth! 😘🙌

  • Lissa Hamby
    October 30, 2016

    Awesome!! Thank you for sharing and now I am sharing this with some folks also. May God Bless you and yours.
    Lissa 🙂

  • Joanne Scantlebury
    October 30, 2016

    I woke up this morning comparing myself to a friend who seems to have it all. Just like you mentioned Tania, how come nothing bad seems to happen to her, how come she has all the holidays. Well reading your post was just the right medicine for my soul. Thanks you so much.😊😊😊

    • Tania
      October 31, 2016

      Joanne, I am so guilty of doing that too. I am glad that my post reached you. 😘

  • Talia
    October 31, 2016

    Thank you for this post. I really needed this today! Continued blessings to you.

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