Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I'll get round to it sometime - maybe tomorrow!

I’ll get round to it sometime – maybe tomorrow!

How good are you at complaining. One man who was interviewed recently on television reminded us 

that whinging is different to complaining. Whinging is apparently just moaning but not doing anything about it. Formal complaining means that you are holding the service provider responsible for what they do or do not do and making sure that you get what you are paying for.

I have just come back from a trip to Africa. En-route our cases stayed in Dubai while we flew to Lusaka. They caught up with us eventually but we have a claim to lodge for extra expenses incurred as a result of an extra night that we stayed in Lusaka. Have I submitted it yet? I think you probably can guess the answer. 

Most of us feel that we deserve to get what we pay for. This is only fair and it is our right but how 

many of us actually get round to complaining when things go wrong. The purpose for writing this 

article is not actually to encourage you to complain (not that it would be a bad thing) but to point out

that most of us don’t get round to it very often. We mean to but we don’t quite get round to it. That’s 

true about a lot of things.

Think about this for example. How many of us have joined a gym and never used it? How often do we 

think about slimming but never quite get there? Or your mortgage – you know the rate could be lower 

but because of the hassle of changing provider we never get round to it. All of these examples are about

things that could improve our lives but we put off doing anything about it.

I want to ask you to consider another area of your life which we all tend to ignore and pretend that it’s 

too much hassle – that is your relationship or lack of one with God. We can all argue why we don’t 

think God is real but in our hearts we know that God is there. Most of us live life as if it will never end 

and accuse people of being morbid who raise the issues of life after death. But we all know that we will 

die one day and to ignore the afterlife is fatal. You say if I’m wrong, I’m wrong but the reality is if 

you’re wrong you will be lost forever in a place you don’t want to be. 

The reality is that when it comes to life and death, existence and consciousness, God, heaven, hell and 

the why do we exist questions we can’t work it all out on our own. We don’t have the capacity and 

ability to get our hands on the all the information we need. We weren’t about when the world began, 

we can’t propel ourselves forward to see what the future holds but we can access the greatest book ever 

given to humanity to read what God has revealed. This book, the bible, was given to us by God and it 

truthfulness in the ordinary things of life can be verified i.e. what it says about geography, history, 

science, medical issues etc. It was written this way to give us confidence that if it stacks up in the things 

we can understand then we can afford to trust God about the issues we don’t know about i.e. the big 

issues of life which affect us all.

The Bible is God’s revelation. He is telling us things that we would not otherwise know or understand.

I am asking you to consider this and to think it through. Here are some of the things God explains:

Why there is hurt, pain and death in life?  

God’s book says ‘by one man (Adam) sin came into the world and death by sin and so death passed 

upon all men’. We hurt because of the choices we make. Ignoring God hurts and not living the way that 

God created us to live hurts. 

Is there more to life than this? 

Jesus said that he came into the world so that we could have life as God intended. He explained that 

‘God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not 

perish but have everlasting life. God’s love for the human race was such that he sent His own Son, 

Jesus, into the world not to condemn us but to save us. It is the death of Jesus on the cross that paid in 

full the price that was required to clear our guilt and reconcile us to God. 

Is there life after death? 

The bible teaches there is. God has been there forever. He is the great uncaused cause of everything. 

The bible tells of an afterlife but it also teaches that Christ Jesus came into the world from heaven, the 

eternal living place of God. More than that it teaches that Jesus came back to life three days after he 

died and that over 500 people were witnesses of this.

But back to you. 

What are you going to do this time? Ignore what is being said! Look into it further? Read the Bible for 

yourself? Seek the Lord and pray, calling out to God to hear and answer. Can I remind you – there will 

come a time when it will be too late! Prepare to meet God today.



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