I am glad that tough times don’t last always. But when tough times do come through, where do you place your trust? Because if you place your trust in God, he promised that if we trust in Him– with all of our heart, and we do not lean unto our own understanding, he will direct our path.
When God made you he did not make any carbon copies. You are an original. You are unique and there is no one else in the world exactly like you, which makes you special! Remember this.
Have you ever said when “this” or “that” happens you will be happy? In actuality the reality is the”this” or “that” –that you are waiting on is always changing, which could leave you in a state of discontentment. Why not decide to be happy today in spite of your circumstances? I challenge you to not spend another day waiting for things to change before you decide to be happy. Make the decision to be happy today.
Some people pull away from God and reject His blessings and promises because of a low opinion of themselves. They feel unworthy because they are focused on their shortcomings. They are left feeling miserable and undeserving. If this describes you, I challenge you to develop a positive sense of being valuable and accept yourself, as well as the decisions you have made in life. Why? because God accepts you and your faults and loves you anyway, despite any and everything that you have done. Nothing can separate you from the love of God.
It is important to do our best in that we put our minds and hands to as well as how we choose to live our life. Choosing to do our best, is our way of living a life of excellence (not perfection). Three ways that you can you live a life of excellence are:
Keep your word as best as you and do what you tell people you are going to do.
Finish what you start, even if it takes you longer than anticipated.
Always be honest and truthful with yourself and others.
It is easy to find fault with others but we all have flaws. Yet, we tend to want to change people and become blind to what needs to be changed within us. Actually only God can change people and He does it from the inside out which means we must be patient with each other. Instead of attempting to change or criticize others, ask God to change you, and to enable you to see people the way that He does. Finally, be an good example to those around you.
Many decisions that we make are good and making the right decision is awesome. However, we must follow our decision making with discipline. The reason why is very often our decisions are fueled with an excitement of emotions which gets us started in the right direction. But once the emotions dissipates, our discipline (the ability to follow through) will help us achieve our goals.
Focus on what is working in your life and watch it expand.
The more you focus on what is working in your life, the better life will get for you or at least it may feel that way which will keep you motivated and inspired. It’s similar to the attitude of gratitude, by acknowledging what you are grateful for–you find more to be grateful for.
What is working in your life? List it in the comments below.
The truth is, you are loved.
You are precious.
You are valued and you were wonderfully and fearfully made by God.
Don’t allow regret from past decisions steal your joy and peace today. The past is the past! Extrapolate the lessons learned from your past experiences and move forward in life applying and implementing the knowledge gained from those situations that impacted you negatively.