The Ten Laws of Misery

I recently was challenged, as I came across this list.  How often do we place our effort in pleasing ourselves by nursing our own hurts, rather than just serving those around us. We love the pity game, always asking “Why me God,”  when thousands around us are in far worst situations and nead our love and concern. Though at the same time we also carry a God-complex and hold ourselves at a higher level than those around us. Ignoring, Luke 6:31  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. and do quite the opposite. This list is all to real as it shows our human nature, and what we are being taught in the world around us.

  1. Use “I” and “me” as often as possible.
  2. Only help yourself. Forget everybody else.
  3. Think the worst of people. Look for faults in others.
  4. Be jealous and envious. Insist on consideration and respect.
  5. Trust no one. Be suspicious of authority.
  6. Never forget a criticism.
  7. Always expect to be appreciated.
  8. Shirk your duties if you can.
  9. Always look for the negative.
  10. Refuse to give God the glory.

These are the ways to be miserable. 10 sure-fire solutions to combat peace, happiness, and joy in your life. But, if misery is not your thing, if you don’t want to be miserable, follow the advice found in James 1:2 “Count it all joy.”

  • Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
  • Count your gains instead of your losses.
  • Count your joys instead of your woes;
  • Count your friends instead of your foes.
  • Count your smiles instead of your tears;
  • Count your full years instead of your lean.
  • Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
  • Count your health instead of your wealth;
  • Count on God instead of yourself.

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