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The Process of Living

Updated on December 27, 2015

The Process of Living

To begin a positive process of living, you should understand certain principles that will help you improve your life. There are at least ten principles you should follow.

The first principle is about finding your purpose in life. Most people want to improve their lives, but if they have a selfish purpose, they are likely to cause problems in the world.

Someone once said, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." In other words, unselfish people help create positive effects in the world. But if you have a selfish agenda, then your actions will likely have destructive effects. In addition, those who are selfish are unlikely to be happy.

The second principle in the process of living is having consideration for others. Competition is a part of living, but many resort to unfair or even illegal ways to accomplish their goals. Often those who deserve promotions and rewards do not receive those because of the unscrupulous actions of others. Do your best, but consider those who may be needing help.

Developing happiness is the third principle in the process of living. The purpose of life is not to find happiness, but to be happy. Too many are trying to find what they could have just by changing their way of thinking. However, many believe that, if they had enough money or certain material things, they could be happy. But that is a false belief; the truth is that you cannot buy happiness.

Finding the truth is the fourth principle in the process of living. Your purpose is not only to be happy, but it is also to find the truth. False beliefs will take you down the wrong path. The truth, however, will always take you on the right path. Many are caught up in deceptions and learn too late that the truth could have freed them.

In the process of living, you should distinguish what is not true from what is, and live according to what is. To be successful in finding the truth, you must overcome negativity by developing a positive way of thinking. In addition, this will help you achieve other goals.

Many are able to find truth in the Bible. This remarkable book has helped many be successful in the process of living. From the creation of the world to the end of the world, and the fate of human beings in the near future, the Bible covers it all. In addition, the Bible tells us about the life and death of Jesus Christ who came to earth to teach us the truth.

In the Bible:

Jesus said, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

(John, Chapter 8, Verse 32)

Positive thinking is the fifth principle in the successful process of living. By replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, you may elevate yourself in the experience of life. Many people, however, have trouble with this simple concept.

Some people want everything handed to them, and complain when they don't get what they want. Those people will not likely ever reach their goals. They are lost in the world of negative thinking, and are not likely to be successful unless they learn to be positive.

The sixth principle is that of doing your best, but realizing that you can't be perfect. Many want things to be perfect, and get upset when things go wrong. They look for someone or something to blame when problems occur. But we live in an imperfect world, and instead of getting upset, you should just try to solve problems when possible.

Focus on the moment; that is the seventh principle. Many people would do much better if they were more aware of what they were doing. They spend a lot of time thinking about the past, wishing they would've done things differently.

Many think about the future too much, and worry about bad things that may happen. The best way is to focus on what is happening now. This helps you do better and, in addition, helps you to remember things you did.

Don't worry, be happy, as the song goes. Many worry about things that may or may not even happen. The eighth principle in the process of living is to just be concerned about today. When tomorrow comes, then be concerned about that day. Have a plan for the future, but don't ruin today by worrying about the future.

In the Bible:

Jesus said, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important that clothing?"

(Matthew, Chapter 6, Verse 25)

Jesus said, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

(Matthew, Chapter 6, Verse 34)

Believing in a higher power; this is the ninth principle. Believing in yourself is a good thing; it promotes self-confidence. However, people have a sinful nature and are imperfect. Most people believe that God does exist, and that He is perfect. They believe that God has a plan for people to become perfect.

Having faith in a higher power; this is the tenth principle. You can only control so much of your life. In fact, even if you follow all the principles in the process of living, you still die. Many believe that God controls the universe, and that after you do your best, the rest should be left to Him.

Could a human being become perfect by following these principles? Not without believing in a higher power, and not without help from that higher power. The Bible tells us that God gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. And if you believe in Jesus as your savior, you can become perfect.

God resurrected Jesus from death, and someday He will resurrect those who believe in Jesus as their savior. Then they will become perfect and have eternal life.

In the Bible:

Jesus said, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life."

(John, Chapter 3, Verse 16)

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