ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY- What Are You Choosing to Believe?
It will be so easy to say, “Well, this is as good as it gets!” and give up like so many. It will be easy to get angry and blame everybody and Santa Claus for the problems that exist and the obstacles that stand in the way. It will be easy to believe that because the road behind has been filled with struggles, pain and sadness that life is condemned to be a repetition of the same and then death without hope.
1) Regardless of race, gender, religion, creed or background; we all have the need to be loved, have worth and to be accepted. Everything we do in life is to get those needs met either in healthy or unhealthy ways.
2) Except for things done to us, and things totally out of our control (the day we die, breathing, sickness, other people, etc.),everything is a choice.
We can choose to be grateful. Sounds crazy doesn’t it?
We cannot choose the family we are born into, the tragedies or harm that happens to us or the story that our life will reveal. However, we can choose how we will respond to people in our lives, how we will respond to the harm that has happened in our past and through our lives and how we will deal with the current situations that impact the people around us.
We can choose to look at the many blessings, provisions, narrow-escapes, found money, days of enjoyment, great kids, sunshine, friends, wonderful foods, another day living, laughter, and so many others opportunities for gratitude.
We can choose to believe we are still living, breathing and walking this Earth, regardless of our situation and struggles, because our purpose for our lives has not been fulfilled. Perhaps, this will be our time to begin to stand by seeing a changed perspective of taking the first step instead of waiting for a door to be opened or a path to be cleared in order to make our way safe. It is impossible to remain safe and please God according to His purpose for our life.
We have made it this far. We cannot give up now. What have you learned and experienced to make you a better person moving towards your future? Be grateful for that! Perhaps, this will be a time of new beginnings, change, vision, purpose, boldness and gratefulness.
Despite any past or present struggles, pain or obstacles, what choice are you willing to make to change your life?
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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