MY CHOICE ~
FREEDOM OF MIND ~
It comes by making the choice of letting go of what you can not change and chaining the things you can. Fear is not healthy for any of us, but we have times of worry that hits us. Taking us to another level in life. It becomes our choice, what we do with it.
Growing up, I heard this from my mom, "what's next, everything bad always happens to me. Nothing good ever happens". As I grew older, I wondered why nothing good ever happens. YES IT IS ~ THE TRUTH. I grew up believing that nothing good was every going to happen. We had little money most of my life and I was told that life would be hard. I had a learned behavior of worry, instead of happy.
As a kid, we believe adults and what they say in many ways. As a teenager, I thought I had it all together. There was a point when happy filled my life. I didn't know Jesus like I do now and I didn't believe like I do now, but I considered myself very happy. Until the 12th grade ended and my friends would go different directions and I would loose many people I saw on a daily bases. Feeling a little lost until I was introduced to a new friend. He would become a light into my life. My dad would suddenly died a few weeks after graduation and I would change. Change from being that happy person, until a worried young girl. My friend Steve and I would stop talking along the way. My life became consumed with worry, college and work.
Fast forward a bit and I decided to take my mom to her belief which was church. I'm not sure it helped her at all, but that is where I would meet Terry. Four years later, we would get married and life would change once again. I'll stop my story there, because over the years I have found that happiness in not found in a person. Happiness is found in the relationship of Jesus and the peace that only he can give one heart. We must follow the leading of God and allow him to connect us to the right person for a true relationship. Also the right people for more friendships.
Last night our Pastor spoke on THE THREE DO's of Relationship:
1. Do Peace: Do not repay evil for evil
2. Do Grace: Do not take revenge
3. Do Good: Do not be overcome by evil
A powerful message on relationships and guarding our hearts as well. We are to treat others good, but not allow them to influence our lives in such a negative way, that it brings us down.
…11"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! 12"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
YES IT IS ~ TIME
Don't worry and be Happy
In asking a question what brings you happiness, what would your answer be? Many things can bring us happiness, but one thing for me is writing you every morning. I love getting up and getting a scripture and story to end you. I don't know who reads this, but I believe that God has brought you to this for a reason. Guard your heart and lean to him for understanding.
I was young girl of 18 years old who saw her dad die inside her home, her mom scream at night to want to die and me who tried to figure it all out. So much change inside one home and in a few short weeks. Now she write you, YES IT IS ME that cares about you. A little hope, a little encouragement each day, because I want to share HAPPY with lives. I want you to know that a better day is here and you can write me at Janet@youdontevenknow.org
I realize that everyone is broken, hurt and in disappear. You might live in happy and you know someone who needs to read this. God brings us from broken places to share life with others. Just knowing that someone else hit rock bottom and now they got back up again. Life situations changes us from the inside out and people don't always see the depth of your life. I hear the cries of people and that a little hope is what is needed. I'm here to tell you that God does change lives and our mindset matters.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
My prayers continue today for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. Thank you for passing hope onto someone else and connecting them to my website/blog. I choose happy in the midst of it all. Have a happy day!