Saturday, May 17, 2014

Aggravations Come to Help Us Grow

Aggravations come to help us grow.
“What do you mean?” you ask. “I want to know!”

Every disappointment can make us sad,
Or even confuse us, or make us mad.
But “It’s just another challenge today.”
This is what you and I can say. 

Your planning and doing ability
improve when you firmly decide to see.

A calm approach might help to show you how:
more thinking and concentrating can allow. 
Review the past, and be sure to look ahead,
Any bad attitude? Now it’s time to shed. 

People are watching to see how you do;
Determination and hard work bring you through. 

Life gives us troubles; will we succeed? 
This shows us that it’s faith in God we need.
Your life reflects what truths you choose to believe,
Will you acknowledge the Bible’s words you receive? 

To aggravations you might as well say, “Hello,
I’ll deal with you and it will help me grow!” 

Start now and acknowledge with honesty,
Own up your shortcomings that you see.
Your Maker has you here for a reason,
Open your heart to Him this new season.
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By Elaine Hardt ©2014