Paul David Tripp is one of our favorite author/speaker/teachers of all time. His latest post speaks to the reason we find ourselves disappointed, disheartened, and disillusioned when it comes to all aspects of life, including marriage. He makes seven points that we’ve listed below. We hope you’ll click over to his website to read what he has to say about each one, and we pray it will lift your eyes to where God had intended for them to be all along.
God bless you richly!
Mr. Tripp says…
Life is a struggle. The Lord, in His wisdom, has left us in a fallen world. But perhaps our struggles are not primarily about the brokenness that surrounds us. Could it be there is something we bring to each of these struggles that makes them harder to bear?
There is something often overlooked that has the power to alter the way you experience your life in this fallen world. If you’re going to stay sane, thankful, motivated, and hopeful, you must live with your final destination in view. Only here will you be protected by the right values, balanced by proper expectations, and motivated by sturdy hope. Consider seven effects that functional eternity amnesia can have on your everyday life:
1. LIVING WITH UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
2. FOCUSING TOO MUCH ON SELF
3. ASKING TOO MUCH OF PEOPLE
4. BEING CONTROLLING OR FEARFUL
5. QUESTIONING THE GOODNESS OF GOD
6. LIVING MORE DISAPPOINTED THAN THANKFUL
7. LACKING MOTIVATION AND HOPE
Love! Love! Love! Exactly what’s been on my mind lately!
Mine too, Heather! Glad to play a small part reminding you of what matters most! ❤