There are some people who live lives short of God’s best because they expect things to be easy, But having this expectation can cheat us out of the rewards that God has for us simply because we want to avoid difficulty, God never promised that we can get through life by clicking the easy button. In fact, He promised us that we will have trials and tribulations and if we don’t get weary doing good we will reap rewards.
This tells us that there are blessings on the other side difficulties ( if our decisions are in alignment with His). So, If you refuse to give up, with God’s help you will overcome challenges and receive God’s best for your life.
Each new day that we are blessed to live is divided into 24-hour increments. When our eyes open in the morning, and we have the ability to move and have our being, we are blessed with opportunity to begin again, to try again, as well as place our hopes and thoughts in our dreams and visions again. Don’t take life or small beginnings for granted.
Too often we don’t move against the enemy when he comes against us with discouragement, fear, guilt or doubt. We listen to lies of the deceiver and stand in agreement with him, instead of standing on the word of God. The bible promised that we will experience trials and tribulations, none of us are exempt. We must fight the good fight of faith. The question becomes, is your faith built on quicksand or concrete?
The gift of family and friends are priceless. Here are 9 ways that can help you nurture God’s most precious gift:
1. Try to maintain a positive attitude.
2. Spend time together with those you love on a regular basis.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Own your mistakes and talk about them.
5. Make sure that your words align with your actions.
6. Communicate respectfully, clearly, and effectively.
7. Encourage others in reaching their goals.
8. Avoid jumping to conclusions.
9. Be committed to making time for the people who matter in your life.
Changing our mindset is a never ending process. In order to see changes in our behavior, we must change our mindset. By changing your mindset, you have the ability to change your life.
It’s time to figure out what it is that you want in this life…..
Next, figure out why you want it…
Finally, figure out what steps that it will take to get it! and then take your first step. That’s it!
The Holy Spirit gives us the power to run and not be weary, to walk and not grow faint. We tap into its power by spending time with God daily to renew our strength, as we wait for our prayers to be answered.
What is your outlook on life? With what mind-set do you approach life? You see, how we approach life is an personal and individual choice, and nobody or nothing can make us miserable if we decide we are going to be happy. Will you be positive and expect the best or discontented and discouraged because everything didn’t go as planned?
The choice is yours.
We all know that there is a difference between reading directions and following directions. Or, to use biblical terminology, there is a difference between hearing or reading the Word and obeying the Word. The next time you read the Word, read it for the purpose of learning how to walk in God’s ways. When you do, you will realize that reading and obeying the Word is the recipe for God’s blessings.
First of all, living stress free may not be obtainable because we all experience some level of stress daily. However, you can reduce your stress by prioritizing what’s important in your life and by making time to be in God’s presence a priority, as well as being intentional with your plans for the day including rest and recharge.
Secondly, laugh often and do more of what you love. I encourage you to take some time to think over what brings out the best in you, and then do it. While you at it bring more laughter into your life, it is good for your soul.
Lastly, have a plan but don’t get upset if your plan gets interrupted. Proverbs 16:9 says, in their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. It’s great to make plans, but if we want to hear from God and be used by Him, we have to give Him room to interrupt our plans.