I am a person who believe that being in something spiritual is good for everyone.
I am a military brat and as such I am very sensitive to the cultural and religious differences between me and the rest of the world, and I respect those who wish to follow a different path and I understand what the difference is between where I live, work, love and pray and where they live, work, love and pray.
To that end, today I have just completed a Bible Study from one of my favorite preachers: Dr. Charles Stanley and I am going to take a page from one of the lessons and use it in this blog with you.
See if you can identify. This idea transcends all cultures and all religions.
The idea is: H. A. L. T.
“H” stands for hungry
“A” stands for angry
“L” stand for lonely
“T” stand for tired
In our daily lives in order not to be tempted to do something that will bring us some kind of “harm” in the long run it is:
In our best interests never to allow ourselves to get too hungry……or we over eat and cause other unwanted consequences
In our best interests never to allow ourselves to get too angry…..or we may do or say something that will result in the loss of something evaluable to us
In our best interests never to all ourselves to get too lonely….or we may make some decisions that will have lifelong effects on us
In our best interests never to all ourselves to get too tired….or we may destroy not only our health but our ability to effective to those around us
Have you ever noticed that when you allow yourself to go too long without one of these 4 things that you “over-indulge” in the very thing that you need most?
It is a paradox.
We need it
We feel it
We do not act on our need
We over indulge
We reap a consequence we do not want
We vow not to let that happen again
We need it again
We become distracted or push it aside
We feel it even stronger now
This is a vicious cycle.
What do you need to quell your hunger?
What do you need in order not to be angry?
Who do you need contact with in order not to be lonely?
What do you need to stop in order to get rest?