People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. They therefore remain bound. James Allen
“We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these [often false] assumptions.” — Stephen Covey
You say, ‘I’m rich. I’m wealthy. I don’t need anything.’ Yet, you do not realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. Rev 3:17 (GW)
Many people live their lives in a state of denial. An altered state of reality you could say. A place where, in their opinion, everything is as it should be, but those around them hold to a different viewpoint. Those who insist that all is well yet do not realize their life is in need of a drastic make-over.
We live in an age of enablers who continually prop up and reinforce bad behavior by not insisting upon a change in that bad behavior. The government bail out is an excellent example of enabling bad behavior. If we are never left to FAIL we will never learn to succeed. If we continually think all is well, we will never seek to change. If our bad actions do no have equally bad consequences then there really is no incentive to alter our behaviors.
There are certain behaviors that are harmful to ourselves and others and should not be encouraged let alone propped up and supported so that it continues.
Many live lives of quiet desperation, never knowing the peace and joy they could have if they only surrendered their misguided attempts of leading their life to someone who is capable of leading them into paths of right living, peace and contentment. They tell themselves that all is well.
All of us will have to give an account of ourselves to God. Romans 14:12 (GW)
Judgment day is coming. A time is soon at hand where we all must face the judge and give an account of our manner of living. It is soon time to pay the piper, to face the music, to reap what we have sown. Are you absolutely certain all is well with your life?
But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)