Friday, October 24, 2008

Some side-effects are...

I, in all my forty plus years, have never seen as many pharmaceutical commercials as I have as of late. There is at least three or four different prescription drug commercials in the span of one hour. There have been everything from rheumatoid arthritis commercials to fragile bone commercials, and there are so many more I wouldn't have enough room in this post to write them down.

Along with the commercials for all these different ailments is the positive performance of the prescription drug that they are advertising. They show how your life will be more enhanced for the better once you begin taking these prescription drugs. Then at the end of that same commercial in a lower tone and rapid speech they tell you of the side-effects of those same prescription drugs that are to make you better. Amazingly the side-effects at times are much worse than the issue in which you are taking the prescription in the first place.

Now, I don't want anyone getting the idea that I'm totally against prescription drugs; because I'm not totally against them at all. I am however one who believes in weighing out every option that is a possible choice before the prescription drug option. Whatever choice one makes should be with the understanding that if God isn't in the midst of the consultation then the results aren't guaranteed anyway.

There is a prescription that we as believers are privileged to take and the side-effects are guaranteed to be the same every time. As we continue to walk in the Spirit the results shall continue to increase everyday...But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.Gal. 5:22,23

So let's be very mindful of what we are taking into our spirits, because the "Side-effects" have been know to be worse.

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