Do you find yourself getting frustrated with life? Do you seek to have more peace in your day? Are your thoughts keeping you uptight too often? If so, then tune in to hear some great nuggets of wisdom in how to live at peace and enjoy a life of contentment.
Change your focus… even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Galatians 1:10 – "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."
My prayer is for God to take away my desires and replace them with His.
Example: I'll start painting again when the kids are grown.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Failure is an event, not a person. Jesus paid too high of a price to have you walk around beating yourself up mentally!
I want to be a doctor, but I'm 40 years old. It will take 10 years to get the degree and I'll be 50! So, let me ask this question.. how old will you be in ten years if you don't go back to school?
Even the people in Jesus' town didn't believe that He was capable of doing the miracles and special things that He was created to do. How can we expect our families or extended families to believe in us?
Every day a man went into a soda shop to get a soda and crackers. Every day he told the man behind the counter to have a wonderful day. And every day the man behind the counter never smiled and never offered a kind word back. A friend asked the man why did he continue to be nice to the grouch? The man replied. "Why should I let him dictate to me how to act and respond?”
We often get our worth from external circumstances. For example, men often get their worth from their jobs and women often derive their worth from being mothers to their children. Continue to ask God to show you your worth in Him. You'll start to see it in the Bible as certain Scriptures jump out at you.
Jeremiah 29:11 – 13 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Life goes on, even when things don't turn out perfectly the way we want them to.
Music by Stillwater Quartet and Sharon Hinton Smith
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