The X-Curve

The X-Curve Concept
My generation will soon pass away and another generation comes but the earth created for us by “God abides forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it arose.” Ecclesiastes 1:4-5 NKJV

The X-Curve concept is a simple way to show that as we grow older we take care of our good parent responsibility of sending our kids to college to equip them in facing life and pass on the supposed mutual love among and within a family which is taking care of responsibility and building wealth.

Ecclesiastes helps us think about life as part of an endless flow, a cycle of coming and going. People, even the gentiles as Jesus has said “seek for these things…” are driven to amass wealth and power. Christ Jesus has given the formula in Matthew 6:31-33, “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you.” The Bible reminds us as well that life is like “a vapor that appears a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14)

Trying to develop the right perspective, we see that our lives are temporary, that we all are part of the passing of time. Generations come and go, yet “the earth abides forever.” The sun rises and sets. Wind whip from the south, then turn around to the north. “All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full” (v7).

We realize that life is filled with constant change. After completing one project, more projects arise. We end one day, only to face new challenges the next. We reach goals, but then make new goals. We get a paycheck, but soon must earn more. We cook a meal, but then must cook another.

Pessimism is the easiest reaction to these cycles. However, the Bible encourages us to realize that God wants us to have the right perspective and to realize that He gives meaning to life and promises eternal life.

Apart from God, in riches or poor, we are with the devil.

Be content but never stop aiming high for we have a bigger God who is willing to give us abundance life on this earth which He wants us to subdue.

Bear in mind that God has made “everything beautiful in its time.”.There is a season for everything and a time for every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11).

What is your X-curve, your perspective in life?

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Ricardo V. Avelino

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