In life, we can count our woes and regrets or we can count our joys and blessings. This is our choice. Always, this choice is our freedom to make. Right now even. And we are always being pushed to the first option by an enemy that wants us dead. We are presented with many other grumblers, more bad things, gossips with other people’s bad stuff, etc. While this remains, it is still truth that we choose what to focus on, what lens we will choose to see life through. We can be coerced but it stands always that the final decision how life is going is ours alone. My decision is mine. Yours is yours. And I choose to see myself as a bit spoiled by God, living in America the free and brave, able to go to church, able to play piano, living in an air conditioned home with my family, having a car to drive, playing baseball with my kids, teaching them school, having a doctorate, mist importantly being saved from my sins by Jesus Christ my Savior, etc. I am more than a bit spoiled. And I choose to be blessed and see the truth of every blessing and joy God has lovingly seen fit to provide me. Everyone has a different lot in life. I could have been born to an impoverished large third world family with no Bible, a cardboard home and little opportunity to improve. Many possible positions and situations for me to live in were possible. Yet, He smiled on me with filtered running water, electeicity, a yard to plant a garden in, a dog, sewing skills, etc. I am so very blessed! I am spoiled by my Heavenly Father. And this is how we need to see the world.😄❤
It is impossible not to trip when looking behind you. Just a reminder, focus on the present and goal ahead. You will get there. Don’t let the wrong focus make you fumble. God is worth more than a half-hearted journey.❤❤❤
New Age crap sounds good. It will even temporarily make you feel good, great even. The truth about it is that it focuses you on yourself, the opposite focus we should have, which is on God. It is directly opposing God. It is in fact replacing Him OR putting Him in a box inside us, as in we are powerful, we are gods, we are worthy of all our attention and pampering.
Let me be clear, we should love and care for ourselves and work to improve, but that is what we should do for others too AND God should always get center stage, top billing, all the praise, adoration and honor.
God lovingly and with great care and thought and wisdom created every single thing, animal, person we know of in this universe. He is the boss of it. That is true no matter what you believe, feel, want, campaign for, like, love, whatever.
So instead of all that narcissistic self-improvement crap and blather, try some reading your Bible and praying to and worshipping God. He is worthy, we are not.❤❤❤
I have always been an ambitious person, full of energy and life and a go-getter, a natural leader and delegated worker who tirelessly gets things done with a smile. I inherited all that from my excellent daddy. Just how I am cut.
Through the many years I have been alive, my ambitions have changed. And here is my highest ambition of all time, the greatest accomplishment of greatest worth, what I am desperately working on within myself… staying humble in spirit.
Once mastered, humbleness of soul and spirit allows a flow through of God. Not because we are so strong but because we are weak and know we need Him and then He is so so so strong through us. This is the highest goal, no greater goal exists. Humble spirit has the deepest relationship with God because it is the most honest. God is everything and we are very little in light of eternity in this vast universe. That is truth. ❤
Teenagers drum up drama in their heads. Their hormones lead them one way and their imaginations expound on that in a narcissistic way to produce drama after drama for the real world from their perspective. My daughter said it best, “He’s either nice or mean or sad all the time now.” Anout sums it up.
Some people never outgrow that level of dealing with the world. They remain in teenager hormone imagination land creating drama forever. My ex is like that. If there is no drama, he will invent some to be happy or contentedly unhappy rather. It is exhausting. Now he is getting back together with his crazy wife I thought we had been blessed to be done with. And this is going on and this is and blah blah blah. Neverending drama. And my stepdaughter is teeming with that same narcissistic teenage hormone imagination drama too. Just goes on and on. My mom also has this . I think it is an epidemic, like the plague or something.
Momma’s tired of drama. You know who else wants us to get off the crazy drama train? God does. He wants us to live in perfect peace and keep our mind stayed on Him. He wants us to be joyful always and pray continuously. This is His will forum in Christ Jesus. So, simple is better and eternity-with-God minded is the ticket there. We need to let go of being included in the drama and as fast as they want to drag us there is just as quickly as we turn back to our view of the cross and rolled away stone. And I am looking forward to Easter and will work on celebrating that excellent day all year long. That was pretty dramatic.😄❤
Think of living life in Christ as driving down the road. If you focus on the destination ahead, you will get there. If you keep staring at the myriad of buildings, pedestrians, bikes, lakes, trails, etc. (the distractions), you are much more likely to crash and at the least not be as efficient at driving. Drive through life focused on the eternal destination ahead. And God remains your Power Source, Companion, Comforter, Guide, etc. So cool!❤
Ever really wanted to get out of your head? Or needed desperately to see anything good? Or ever get frustrated and wonder if you are the only one who really wants people saved and they do not seem to care at all, like life will go on forever on this planet? All of these issues can be resolved or at least greatly minimized in negative value by praising God. Here is how and why and proof…
Praising God focuses your thoughts on the Highest Power, Who happens to love you enormously. Such a focus on Someone so much more powerful, loving and yes, perfect elevates your mind from the menial physical world to the grand eternal one. When we do this, it puts things into their proper temporary perspective and the eternal spiritual world rises in prominence. When this happens, we are reminded that God who loves us wants and can help with anything we are going through. And this is liberating. We do not walk alone unless we chose to. Likewise, anytime, anywhere we can have the God of the universe answer our humble prayer we choose to pray and help us and just be with us. Proof is my life. When my dad and two beloved close friends died around the same time, I became depressed and withdrew from everything and everyone. I was numb and felt so alone and had no energy at all. This went on for some time and became habitual. Then God pulled me out and started me on a regiment of reading my Bible, then praying, then praising Him. Once I started that, my perspective changed in the ways I said above. And n it is legit, it is real that positive change and focus and healing occurs when we humble our hearts and praise God every chance we have. ❤