Accept That Bad Things Will Happen (#1)
It’s natural to want to go into denial and not think about the bad things that can happen. For some people, not thinking about them makes them less real.
Here’s my tough love moment for you.
Bad things happen and pretending otherwise isn’t going to change that.
However, being in denial about bad things happening could leave you and your loved ones in a difficult place.
If you have people depending on you, then you have to accept that potentially bad things could happen. If you have little people depending on you, you especially owe it to them to prepare for their needs.
Here’s the choice.
There is a weather event or crisis of some kind. You can either:
- Be prepared as best you can and know that your loved ones will have the things they need OR
- Look at your loved ones and know that you are in trouble because you chose denial and didn’t follow through each time that niggling feeling came at you in the past to do something
The fact that you read this far means that you are at least contemplating the decision the accept the reality of living in a fallen world where we don’t know what will happen from day to day.
I hope you aren’t going to leave yourself in the situation where your family has pressing needs that you could have prepared for and you didn’t.
I hope you’re going to do the best you can for your family within your individual means.
I hope you are going to make the decision to be both prudent and prepared.
After deciding to face reality, the best gift you can give your loved ones in this part of life is to put together a plan. For Christians, this is about stewardship.
We have a responsibility to love and care for those in our circle of influence. We have a responsibility to make wise choices with our financial means. Being prudent and prepared is where you bring your caring role and your financial stewardship roles together in very practical and actionable ways.
It is where you say “I love you” in tangible ways.
It is thinking of the needs of each person you care for as being the love of Christ in action.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks