Life is not fair. And guess what…
It’s all your fault. And mine. And the other people around the world. Even the ones who think their essence is what makes the world turn. Life is not fair because you live in a world we humans broke…a long time ago. Before you say it wasn’t you who ate the fruit from the wrong tree, I gotta say this. “You would have done the same thing!” You would have wanted to be your own king or queen or god. How do I know?
I know you would have done the same thing Adam and Eve did because you have. Admit it. You’ve wanted everyone to realize you’re the cat’s meow…right? You’ve chosen to do things you know you shouldn’t have…right? And if you’re gonna be truly honest (I hope you will), you’ve made more bad decisions in your life than good. Can I get an amen? I’m right there with you dude…or dudette.
Life’s not fair, and that’s not something that should ever hold you back.
Keep working hard to be better than you’ve been. Say this with me, “I’m better than I was yesterday, but not as good as I’ll be tomorrow.” There. Don’t you feel better? And isn’t that all that matters? Feelings? NO!
Your feelings will keep telling you life ain’t fair. And before you know it, you’ll give in to those knucklehead feelings and start to go back to those knucklehead bad decisions. But when you decide (and the power to decide is totally in you) to change bad feelings into better ones by using the logic and reason God gave you, your life will get at least a little more fair. Not perfect, but it WILL make sense. Then you’ll be more sensible.
And being sensible (using wisdom and discernment) will take you down a road where fairness won’t matter a fraction as much as Truth. What do you think? Does your life seem unfair? Or isn’t it fairly decent after all?
You’re born to parents you don’t get to choose,
And you just have to trust that they care.
They pick your clothes and your food and your stuff,
And you learn fast that life is not fair.
As you grow up you discover some things
About water and mountains and air.
You think your big brain should earn you rewards,
And you find out that life is not fair.
One day you wake in a place of your own,
Watch the news, and see pain everywhere.
You decide you can’t ignore it away,
And you’ll help because life is not fair.
Then, when you serve others, you one day find
A real joy that, before, wasn’t there.
And living will glow in a whole new light
Even though this old life isn’t fair.
© 2017 Tony Funderburk
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