Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Reflex1, I have to admit that is one of my favorites -
There are so many glurges floating around the net that are total fabrications, it is quite pleasant to learn an old story like this one that actually happened!
Years ago, Dr. Karl Menninger of the Menninger Clinic was asked, "If someone felt a nervous breakdown coming on, what would you suggest that he do?" He replied:
"If you feel a nervous breakdown coming on, I would urge you to find somebody else with a problem -- a serious one -- and get involved with that individual, helping him solve his problem."
I agree with Dr. Menninger here. In helping someone to solve his problem, you will find your own problem is going to disappear. You're no longer thinking internally. You're no longer letting things gnaw at your stomach. You're no longer getting disturbed about yourself because you're not thinking about yourself. You're thinking about others. I don't know what your objective in life might be, but there is something each one of us can do.
Also, when we immerse ourselves in the work of helping others with worse problems, we find our own so much less than we had thought before! There is no way to truly appreciate the blessings we each have until we are exposed to those with so much less than we ourselves have!
1 Peter 4:10;“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
1 Corinthians 10:24;
“Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.”
May God bless each one of you, guys!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.