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The author of the book: Zach Hunter
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Date of issue: August 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780310726128
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Ok so I was reading this book and this really opened up my eyes, I need to work on this alot, but with Gods help I know I can do it!
From "Be The Change" by Zach Hunter.
" Have you ever had a bad day? Most of us think we have. You might feel like you're having a bad day because friends are gossiping about you or something happened in English class. Or maybe it's when your big game gets cancelled because of rain, or you get a bad grade in Science and are told you can't play Xbox. But that's not a bad day.
For many people around the world, a truly bad day is when you wake up to the sound of your slave master yelling at you, telling you to get to work. You get off the hard ground you slept on, still sore from last night's beatings. Quickly you wash the dust off yourself, and eat a hurried breakfast of rice and water. You make it to your work place on time; if you don't, you are beaten severely. Then you crouch on the floor with the other slaves, you backs pressed against the walls in a dark, dusty, smelly room, weaving rugs all day long. Then you go to sleep and repeat the process the next morning. This is the life of a slave.
This story isn't intended to make you feel guilty (although it might), but it is intended to make you think. I know some of us do suffer greatly, and I don't mean to minimize that. Some kids have to endure the loss of someone they love, the divorce of parents, or even the suffering of a terminal illness. I don't want to minimize how difficult these experiences can be. But how many of us complain about little things each day – our lunches, our hair, our homework, our clothes, our friends, teammates, or family members? I'd say most of us do. And I think that is wrong.
We shouldn't complain about every little thing that doesn't go our way. Or the petty things that bug us about others. If your looks or your clothes bother you, pray God would make you thankful you have clothes to wear, if you're upset about something at school, be thankful you have the chance to go to school, get an education, and visit with friends instead of weaving rugs all day. If people in your life annoy you, pray for them, too! That person who's bugging you? Ask God to let you see him as God sees him, or love her as God loves her.
We should all be thankful for how much we have been given. We can become obsessed with comparing ourselves with others – whether it's to brag about how much better we are than "them" or to be jealous of what someone else has that we don't. Instead, why don't we try comparing ourselves with people like modern-day slaves and the oppressed? We'll probably find we have it pretty good in comparison. Thankfully, most of us will never have to know the kind of suffering and hardship slaves endure every day.
I think it's really cool that God chooses to use us to alleviate suffering. God hears the cries of the oppressed. If we open our hearts, we can be the answer to their cries for relief and hope, so their enduring will not be in vain. "
Yeahhh. You cant read this and not think about what all you complain about, you know?
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