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80 for 20

I heard someone say that if 80% of our life is good then that's a good life. 

In other words, none of us will ever have a life that's 100% good. I would agree, because life happens and we have our ups and downs, highs and lows. We have our issues and no person is immune from life striking them when they're least expected. Yet, this is the thing though, why is it that some people will trade in that 80% of good for 20% of great? Ok, let me ask that another way. Is it worth chasing what you think you're missing when in reality you're not missing anything? For instance, you have 80% of a good family or 80% of a good job or 80% of a good friend. Is trading in that 80% of goodness worth 20% of wonderful, outstanding, fantastic? A measly 20%? That's nowhere close to an equal trade.

Still not convinced?

Ok, let me put it to you this way. Is it worth it to get 20% of bliss, but 80% of terrible, awful, miserable? I don't know about you, but I rather 80% good and 20% get on my nerves. Just remember, in life there is never 100% of anything on a consistent basis except Jesus that is, because He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 11:8). But people aren't. We're fickle, messy, and will flip on you in a minute. So considering that, watch out for what looks and feels great, when it's really a wolf looking like an innocent humble sheep. In other words, don't bother chasing 20% of pleasure when you already have 80% of it. Be wise.

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