Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Would you put up with 'momentary' to avoid 'ongoing'?
My daughter has been having some major stomach issues.
Took her to Urgent Care and she was put on prescription meds
(which are hard to swallow),
so I decided to crush it up with sugar to help it go down easier.
She fought me a bit on drinking all the water it required too.
So I proceeded to go into 'teacher' mode, and appealed to her
that if she puts up with the 'momentary' pain of taking the yucky
medicine, she then doesn't have to put up with the 'ongoing' pain of her illness.
Isn't that indicative of life in general?
It could be putting up with the 'momentary' pain of working out,
therefore forfeiting the 'long term' pain of being unhealthy and
out of shape.
Maybe it's the 'temporary' pain of studying hard,
to avoid the 'endless' pain in struggling to pay your bills.
Some pain we get to choose.
So many of us just don't want to be uncomfortable on the front end,
not realizing that if we aren't, we'll end up very uncomfortable
on the back end!
As far as my daughter taking her meds all crushed up with sugar
to make it go down easier...
we too can do that for the people in our life. When we want to give them 'helpful' information that's good for them...
sweeten it up a bit to help it go down easy. Nobody likes chomping on a chalky bitter pill-
no matter HOW good it is for you!
"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
"A word rightly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver."