The words “easy” and “difficult” are relative terms. I advise you not to let your “relatives” determine your course of action!
At the point where each of us lives, we choose what we believe to be our level of ease or level of difficulty. What may be difficult for some, may be extremely easy for others. We get ourselves into trouble with others when we “judge” their responses according to our personal interpretation.
The state of the economy in the United States is terrible. Jobs are difficult to find. People just don’t want to do what’s right. I cannot just forgive and forget what they did to me. It’s too far. Oh, that’s so easy I’m not even gonna try. That seems too simple. I can’t do that, it’s too hard.
Every one of the previous statements is based upon relativity. Easy or difficult compared to what? You see, it all depends upon where you are standing. I will bet that people who live in 3rd world countries would think that living in the U.S. is EASY. Why? Compared to what they are currently living in, we live on EASY Street. We don’t even have a real comprehension of difficult when it comes to what they have seen. They may not have a home, clothes, food, etc. – all the necessities of life. If you are reading this, I am certain you enjoy these things. (If not, you need to trade in your internet access.) There is the issue with our responses. We determine our course of action based upon our LIMITED understanding, faulty comprehension, and restricted personal experience with circumstances and situations.
When we base our decisions only on what we personally have experienced or what we seem to “understand”, we shoot ourselves in the foot. Just because you have not experienced something does NOT mean it is impossible. Hebrews 11:1’s “Now faith…” is definitely NOT based upon personal experience or understanding. Otherwise, it would NOT BE FAITH.
Think of it this way…I “force” my kids to try particular foods. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to continue eating it. But they do have to TRY IT. (Psalm 34:8) What is it that you are avoiding because you have never tried it before? There are many things in life that I enjoy that may appear “weird” to others. But don’t judge something that is unfamiliar to you before you experience it yourself.
I believe that the reason most of us do not try anything new is because “new” is unfamiliar to us. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! There is a whole world out there waiting to be experienced and you have chosen to follow your RELATIVES in “playing it safe” in your confort zone. Yes, some things may be harder than others. But, again, that is relative.
Please, whatever you do, don’t let your RELATIVES decide how you live your life. YOUR RELATIVES ARE YOUR GREATEST ENEMY!