About A Constructive Approach

At least they are doing something about it.

There was a reminder I got recently that it’s a good thing taking a stand against what is wrong. While that is important, it’s even better to make that stand on a platform of something worth standing for that’s right.

It takes something to invest in the building of something that is an expression of a virtuous alternative. It takes something because time can be taken up looking to fight against those who oppose what’s being built. It can be time consuming and energy sapping going against those who project what’s not right. People want to indulge you in a lot of time giving reasons why you should not do what you believe to be right.

That’s why it takes something to stay focused on what’s important. Kingdom minded people are aware of the darkness that surrounds them, but pay more attention to the light they are given to shine. Jesus centred people are only too aware of the flaws and failings within them and around them, but are encouraged all the more to think on that which is true, noble, right, pure, excellent, admirable, lovely and praiseworthy.

Discernment is so crucial to ensure that it is the good that is kept and the bad discarded. That discernment is not an excuse to get mired in what is being discarded. If you have an orange, you don’t get hung up with the peel. You build your taste by getting into the orange.

It would be easy to be critical and state all the faults. Yet when everything has been deconstructed what is left? What is left to stay in? It is a better investment of time to have built something that withstands the storms of life and projects the foundation of  something strong and secure in an age of uncertainty.

It is why I applaud those who take the constructive approach to life.

At least they are doing something about it.

(Photo by Greyson Joralemon on Unsplash)

For His Name’s Sake


C. L. J. Dryden


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