Being Proactive

Life is constant change. From the moment I was born to the day I will die, I am always being transformed into something different and hopefully for the better. I can choose what changes I want to see in my life and be proactive. Or, I can simply let things happen around me and be reactive. Being proactive is a struggle; but through it, I can continue God’s work of creation in me. I create my own future. Being reactive is easy; but it sooner gives way to frustrations. I wallow in mediocrity and regrets of the past.

What makes life truly wonderful is we have others to live it with. I do not make the journey alone. By being proactive, I choose to live by the golden rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” I want to be joyful as I go through life; therefore, I will give joy to others. I want a hand to hold or a shoulder to rest on when the going gets rough; therefore, I will offer my hands and my shoulders to anyone going through difficult times. There are times I would need the help of others to accomplish some of my cherished dreams; therefore, I shall also be generous in extending help to friends and family and even complete strangers who are in need of help.

Jesus said to the crowds, “Do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Matthew 7:12-14

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