Been There Done That
Been there done that, you might have heard in the classics. Life is a bit like that though and things turn around and come back at you and sometimes bight you for what you have done. It is the same old thing, caught in a corner and a bind, I have got myself into a rutt and I am doing the same things all the time, over and over again. So how do we get out of this bind and do different things that are new and exciting. It is like saying things are old hat, been there done that before, The Prophet in Ecclessiastes might say nothing new under the sun, the teacher seems to want to repeat himself al the time, as in what goes around comes around and what has been will be again. So true it is with history, they say it never repeats itself.
I have a friend who signs off on his e-mails, history always repeats itself, it has to because no one listens. They keep teaching the same old history lessons all the time until something else worthwhile of noteriety comes along that is worth mentioning at the end of the year in the recollection memories of that and each year. I have written a fair bit of stuff and it could seem to get to the point that I am repeating myself a bit, covering old turf, not looking around for enough new and different ideas. It gets us all I am afraid been there done that, same old thing again and again, nothing new under the sun, what goes around comes around, Christmas and Easter every year for those who take time out to care about that and what a lovely time it is, but still there are those who say history, who needs it, people keep making the same mistakes they have always made and why don't we learn from out mistakes to change history for the future.
There is always wars and always will be wars going on, but that does mean we have to sit back on our hands and say that is OK and not try to do anything about it to create world peace and a harmonious existance fo all in the future. making mistakes is OK, but if we don't learn from them and keep on going making the same mistakes time and time again, it is just a pointless exercise of futility that no-one ever gains wisdom from or learns by. Been there done that, it would be good if we could apply that philosophy to wars and say we don't need those silly old wars going on any more, surely we are smarter than that by now and we can have a peaceful existance without all that fighting going on. Greed and corruption are the source of all that. Been there done that once again and I have repeated myself on greed and corruption many times, but still as history assures us, no one listens to that either.
Only if we had a world of love and sharing could we possibly live in harmony with each other all the time. We had the hippy era when they tried to do all that back in the 1970's, we could say been there done that for this to, but still we need to get it right and do it without marauana and coccaine. God is the answer, he has been there and done that to. He sent His son who died on the cross for you 2000 years ago that you may no the forgiveness of your sin and live in peace with one another through a right relationship with Him, those who have listened to and believed in Him are on the right track, the rest are still wandering aimlessly in the wilderness. It seems that if we have been there and done that, then we should know what we are doing and not make the same mistakes twice and go off on a tangent looking for our own personal glory and self indulgences. The need and requirement is to work together for the common good of all and not be socially independant and self desireing. God has a perfect plan and He has been there and done that before to, He created the world and everything in it in six days and then He rested for all of us to have a turn. So what is new for the future and how do we stop keep doing the same old thing that we have got wrong for so long.
Turn to God and repent, ask Jesus to forgive you, you will start to see the change immediately and the long path to the winding road of life will rise to meet you at the doorstep. Find God, find peace and happiness, follow the Devil in the same old destructive path all the time and you will end up in hell. I have crossed bridges that I have burned and been in hospital to get well, it is a mental thing and issue with me, been there done that, now is the time to make a decision, same old thing again or choose life, the choice is yours. There is a brighter future ahead doing something different to the same old wrong thing that you have always done before.