Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
I’ve suffered cruelly from the hands of those that claimed they loved me. I wanted to believe the lies. Better yet I needed to believe they loved me. And, so, I did! And time after time when I found my loving and lovely heart broken I blamed God. God, believe it or not, is an easy target for our misguided anger over life’s disappointments.
Proverbs 4:23-27, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
God gives us a mental health care map to living peaceful lives. In His instructions He tells us how to deal with and avoid hurting people in Proverbs 4:23-27. We must understand staying busy doing good things help us live our best life.
PRAYER: Father God, this is a new day with your new mercy given to us because of your grace. Help us, help me, to live this day and everyday that’s productive in giving our lives value affirming we’re loved. Amen
Good morning to you! For the moment I’m not living my best life but my only life. I’m facing adversity on many fronts. Yet, I keep moving forwards. My hope and mindset seeks refuge in knowing I have the power to remove toxic people from my circle. Such a mental fire of assurance must be contained by wanting a favorable outcome. I’m learning never rush to remove people that stoke the fire for your successes quickly from your life. Everything and everyone can serve a purpose. Stay strong!
“returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” Ecclesiates 9:ll KJV
Some years ago my friend ordered a CD program called “Time Robbers.” And he told me about the program at the beginning of this year. As he shared with me how he monitors his time I remember thinking “he really needs to get a life” and “why would I want to take minutes, if not hours, from my busy schedule to investigate what was stealing my time.” Little did I realize my thoughts were negative, and, more importantly, they were keeping me hostage to situations I wanted to be freed from.
Then as I began my recent journey focusing on positive thoughts, having a positive attitude and cultivating positive actions, it became clear that my shortsightedness was a negative emotion that kept me “behind the eight ball” by hindering me from capitalizing off the 86, 400 seconds we’re given each day. Since I’ve started watching how I spend my time I have a full schedule with completing projects. So, how are you spending your time today?