Friday, May 04, 2012
Deception - Not Always
Sometimes I think we might feel like others are dishonest with us,
or that they only want to take advantage of us.
In this clip from the Karate Kid, Daniel is complaining because all he has done is 'chores' for Mr. Miyagi. What Daniel doesn't realize is that Mr. Miyagi has been building 'Muscle Memory' for his Karate training.
Things are not always as they seem.
Sometimes God does the same thing with us as He tries to help us learn the Gospel. We often think that 'LIFE' is just not fair. Which is not exactly true.
"Now it is better that a man should be judged of God than of man,
for the judgments of God are always just,
but the judgments of man are not always just."
-- Mosiah 29:12
God will Judge all men with a Just Judgementat the last day.
Everyone will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel.
Most of the time when something 'unfair' happens to us, we start thinking that something has gone wrong.
If we step back and look at things from a different perspective, we can often see that it might be completely what should have happened. I have often heard people talk about 20/20 hindsight, (when I was little I thought that meant some people had eyes in the back of their head), and this is what I intend to point out in this video clip.
Daniel didn't see the true meaning of things as he was sanding the floor, waxing the cars, painting the house, or painting the fence. Yet after a simple and brief explanation from Mr. Miyagi, he understood exactly what each of those tasks was for.
As we pass through life, I promise everything happens for a reason. If we seek first to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Follow His Commandments, we can then learn to accept God's timing. We will be closer to Him, and we will understand those things that He wants us to learn.