Saturday, July 13, 2013

Getting Old - A Kind of Sickness

Getting older is a kind of sickness
Many people believe that they will get older and I know you believe that also. Getting old is a part of man's life and they accept that fact because they have no choice and I know you also accept that. You also believe in terms of "Life is so short" because that’s what people taught you and that’s what people only know. So I challenge you to read this post to learn some facts you didn't know about getting older.

In history, aging process is not a part of man's life. Wondering why? Simply because, when God created man, He created man just like a God. The only reason why men die is because man didn't obey God's commandment. When God told man not to eat the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,

"but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die"."
(Genesis 2:17)

In that day, man received God's justice. When God said, you will surely die, it happened and came to Adam and Eve. So the question is, "is it really God's will to make man suffer from death?". The answer of God is no. God wants man to live and to experience eternal life, so that man can serve Him eternally.
But why we have to die? If God want us to give immortality, why doesn’t He give that to us? Simply because, He knows man’s heart and will, they will only abuse it. That is why He forbids man to eat the tree of Life, which was obtained and strictly guarded by cherubim.
"And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever"."
(Genesis 3:22)
In that way, God gave man a reason how to cherish their life.

Once you have reached the age of 50 (half of 100), you will think to yourself that you are getting older. After that, you will feel that your strength is getting weaker and most of your routine was getting busier. You will notice that most of your times are being consume very fast. Yes, it is a symptom of getting older not just in your physical aspect but in your mental aspect as well.

Reason Why Getting Older Is a Kind of Sickness

Sickness means illness, problematic, stressful and anything similar. It is a sensation where we feel uneasy and uncomfortable. Here are some of the reasons why getting older is a type of sickness.

  • You are tired of doing good things – When you get old; your physical and mental strength gets weak. You are contented in your life so you take your retirement. This is a very terrible mindset. Retirement means being tired again. When you feel tired, you suffer from being exhausted and fatigued.
  • You think you know everything – It is a sickness when you always think that you got everything and you know all the things in life. When you get old, you are very confident that you have experience all the things in this world and in that case, you will never listen to anyone because of that mentality. Let us take some example.

An empty cup of glass is like a person without knowledge

Do you see the glass of water in the image? When you are young, that bottle of glass was empty and as you get older, that bottle was being filled by water. This water is the experience and knowledge we learn and gain in life. But what will happen when we started to get full of information in life? The excess water was just overflowed and sometimes we missed some useful information.

overflowing glass of water is like a person full of knowledge

If we only know how to make our life a little longer, we can make our bottle become huge to gain more water or information.

There is more reason why getting older is a kind of disease and we just need to equip a faith to stop from aging.

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