The Three C’s Of Life

I don’t think I had heard about “the three C’s of life” until last weekend, but it was floating around in my head when I was at church on Sunday, and the theme resonated with the sermon.

The Three Cs Of Life

Our readings included passages from Revelation chapters 21 and 22, which paint a picture of a heavenly kingdom with pearly gates and streets of gold illuminated by eternal light. While I don’t believe that these images in Revelation are meant to be taken literally, I do hope for a world where God has wiped away every tear and mourning and crying and pain are no more, as promised in Revelation 21:3-4.

No matter what your vision of the Kingdom of Heaven, I’m sure it seems like a distant impossibility when you compare here to there. Our priest suggested that instead of dwelling on the tremendous changes that would have to come about to bring our world up to God’s standards, we focus our efforts on making small changes every day to do our part to help God’s will be done here on earth.

So how does that relate to the three C’s?

First, we must make a choice to act in accordance with God’s will.

Choice

It’s not always easy to know how we should act, but sometimes it is.
When we choose to treat others with kindness and respect
–when we choose to love
we are making the right choice.

Then, we must take a chance on God and put our trust in Him.

Chance

Sometimes God will ask us to do scary things,
to take risks, to move beyond our comfort zones.
We take a chance on God when we are kind to the unlovable,
defend the oppressed, take a stand for what we believe in, or
say “yes” when Jesus asks us to take up our own cross to follow Him.

When we do these things,
we can embrace the change 
that God will work in the world.

 Change

It may not look like a clear picture of heaven,
but we will be a few steps closer to God.

What choices do you need to take a chance on to bring a change in your life?

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7 Responses to The Three C’s Of Life

  1. kat says:

    Great sermon message! Love it!

  2. Tiff says:

    Lovely post! I'm glad I learned about the three Cs. It brightened my morning. 🙂

  3. I love that – such a simple way to put it!!!
    Revelations is a book that has always sort-of scared me!!!

  4. Hutch says:

    Good food for thought on a Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing!

  5. nhrunner says:

    I agree with the others.. nice post!

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  7. pitcheyani says:

    I have always been inspired by the powerful knowledge behind the 3c’s of life, This is what inspired me to write this post

    THE SECRETS OF INTERNAL LUXURY IN THE 3C’S OF LIFE; CHOICES, CHANCES, AND CHANGES
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    Here is a snip

    YOU MUST MAKE A CHOICE TO TAKE A CHANCE IF NOT, YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER CHANGE.

    The secrets of internal luxury is structured within the uniqueness of 3 words. These words hold an important role in our life path, even though they are not highly acknowledged. From the time of birth, we were all highly influenced by our interpretations of these three words.

    Choices, chances, and changes are three factors of life that go hand in hand. These words have always determined the outcome of our present and future endeavors. Making the wrong life choices leads to unwanted chances, which leads to unpleasant life changes. Do you believe it’s been your hand work all this while? Sometimes we wish we made better choices in life so that life turns out the way we have always wished.

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