“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”–Jesus Christ
You have not because you ask not! Have you prayed today? Do you take time to meditate, be grateful and connect with source?
Learning to make these things I have asked will change your life in ways you’ve never dreamt. Learning to make prayer and gratitude a part of your day, again hang on the to rocket that becomes your life.
Prayer is such a simple thing to do, just let God know what you need. Don’t beg he knows, and then be grateful you already have an answer. Stay in faith, this is what fuels your prayer. Let it go to God then do your part and trust in God even when you see NO immediate results.
The Lord may have to move things around in your life to give him a chance. Never lose faith; this is key!
Begin a life filled with prayer and gratitude, give it a real shot. Your life will change forever!
“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”–Dale Carnegie
Happiness may not ever rule the world, but it can rule your world! Being happy is a choice. We can choose to be miserable or want to be satisfied. Outside influences can steal our joy for the moment. However, you can again choose to be happy in spite of external stressors.
This is something I struggle with, and sure you do as well. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of anxiety over outside influence in our lives. Putting a smile on our face and being grateful for the smallest of things will keep us in faith.
Even when we get kicked in the gut. I am not suggesting that you have to smile and say “thank you can I have another.” You can mourn a situation for an appropriate time. We all have disappointments that steal our joy. It’s recovering from it that makes the difference.
Don’t give into stress, disappointment or the like. This is your life guided by God, be grateful for that.
Here are five quick things you can do to recover your joy:
Get outside and enjoy nature. Breathe fresh air, take a walk by a stream or water. Take a minute to see the beauty around you.
Let whatever troubles you go. Give it to God.
Pray, find time to meditate on peace in your life. See yourself in your mind’s eye as happy. Feel that sensation and own it.
Do something for someone else. Be a blessing to others. Get outside yourself and help someone that needs some loving attention.
Be okay with you! Know that trials in life come, but this too shall pass (pardon the cliche) it’s true. Seasons come and go in our lives. Don’t lose sight of that.
Okay, what are you waiting for? God believes in you, I believe in you, so get happy! Don’t overthink, take action now!!!
When it comes to life, this quote summed it up for me:
“Fight like you’re the third monkey trying to get on Noah’s ark.”
I thought this to be so profound. What the hell else do you have to lose? Too many times I hear people say it’s too hard I cannot do it, whatever the thing is they’re trying to do.
Get that out of your brain NOW! Going through this life, we must retrain our thoughts to believe. Forget about the HOW. The how will come with belief, work, and faith.
Our new mantra: Belief – Work – Faith
What I mean by work is that we must get off our butts and be productive. Do NOT confuse activity with productivity. Work at training yourself, taking steps every day that are positive towards your outcome. Don’t sit on your ass and simply do nothing.
When we pray, it needs to come from your heart. Many make a mistake begging God, please let me pay my rent, please, please, please, please, please!
Going to God in prayer take him the grateful you. Not the needy you. Big difference. “God thank you for my financial abundance.” “God thank you for my renewed health.” “God thank you for bringing the right person into my life.” See the difference?
Pray for the outcome you want. Don’t pray for strength, tell God thank you for your power.
It’s been a tough few months for me. Yesterday, was the end of a season in my life and today it’s time to let a new season unfold. I’m looking one more time in my rear view mirror to say goodbye.
What I choose to accept in my life today is that God is in complete control of my life. My one little struggle with that is letting God do his job, and I do mine. In my studies, I have come to learn that if I continue to look backward or in the rear view mirror several things are going to happen.
I will miss the exit God has directed me to take. The enemy will rejoice in that.
I will inevitably crash if I keep my eye’s looking backward instead of what’s in front of me.
I live status quo, miserable with no change.
What was meant for my destiny will fly by me because I am not allowing my real chance to unfold. Why, because I am not looking forward to seeing my new life.
As you can see if we look backward nothing good can come from it. Yes, I never really wanted such a significant change in my life. On some fronts, I was very content and others in hindsight I was not me anymore, that was not good.
Even though struggle comes from looking into the past, it’s hard not too. What I have come to learn is that we must pray for the strength to look forward, we have to learn to become expectant of beautiful gifts the Bible has promised us and that Jesus paid for on the cross.
Today I trust you will make a pact with me that we will look forward, leave the status quo behind. God has a plan for our lives why not see what that will be!