These Are The 5 Things I Do Not Want For Christmas
5. I don’t want there to be hunger for any man, woman or child. We live in abundance in this nation and there is absolutely no excuse for anyone to go hungry. I’m sure we have all felt hunger pangs for a few hours, but imagine feeling them for a day or few days. What if you were a parent who was going to the cupboard and there was absolutely nothing to feed your child? This time of year your local food pantry is slammed with requests, but the food only lasts for so long. Go through your cabinets. I’m sure there are a few things you can donate, and please don’t use this an opportunity to get rid of your expired food. Another thought is when you do your grocery shopping, purchase an extra jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread. Give it to your local food bank. Everyone giving a few things can make a pantry full. You never know when it might be you, who is in need.
4. I don’t want regrets. Every Christmas brings regrets about the things we wish we had done or not done, or the things we did or didn’t say. This year I’m encouraging everyone to find peace in the chaos. Make choices which will give you peace in your heart. If there is someone from whom you have been withholding forgiveness, now might be the time to give both of you a present you won’t regret. Even if you never say anything to the person who has wronged you, your soul will be at peace. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of the “Prince of Peace.” Regrets don’t bring peace, they fill your soul with guilt and sorrow. Guilt and sorrow are the exact opposites of what Christmas is all about, which is joy and peace. Do what makes God happy and you won’t have any regrets.
3. I don’t want prejudice. We are not all the same color, size or type, but we were all created in God’s image. We are all the same. When we begin to look at the inward heart rather than the outward appearance, we will all have a better chance of learning how to love one another. Our race doesn’t determine who we are, our hearts do. We all belong to the human race and each of us was created with our own distinct purpose and plan by God. Let us quit pre-determining who a person is based on how they look or where they come from. The enemy loves to stir the pot to divide brothers and sisters because as the saying says, “United we stand, divided we fall”.
2. I don’t want selfishness. Everyone has experienced selfishness at one time or another and we all know how ugly it can become. When our minds become laser focused on how we can get things from others for our own motives that is the epitome of a diseased soul. Selfishness makes you believe you are more important than God Himself, because you have tricked yourself into thinking the world revolves around you. When we give to others with no ulterior motives, we are being the hands and feet of Christ. What better example do we have than Christ, who freely gave of himself so we would have the opportunity to experience the gift of selflessness? Give freely without selfish thoughts or motives, as Christ has given to you!
1. I don’t want hate. When we hate, it becomes the driving force which leads to violence and death. Hate kills everything in its path. It takes innocent lives, perverts minds, and overwhelms souls with bitterness. Hate takes away people’s clarity of thinking and manifests itself in demonic, sadistic ways. It robs people of the ability to love or be loved. Individually, we are given the choice to love or hate. The enemy’s goal is to spew as much hatred as he can to cause pain in people’s lives. Satan’s happiness, although temporary, depends on how many people he can turn away from God. Christmas is about God’s perfect love being shared with the world to overcome hate. Let us love one another as God loves us and prove to the world that God’s love wins every time. Celebrate God’s love this season and refuse to be caught in the enemy’s snare of hate. When we choose love, we are choosing not to allow the enemy to steal our joy from the real meaning of Christmas.
What is something you don’t want for Christmas? By sharing with one another we raise awareness and it keeps us mindful of the true meaning of Christmas.