I don’t know how your week has started. My week started out with challenges the minute I woke up. Anxious feeling creeping up, financial concerns, more medical concerns. Frustrated about a few things.
Each day I have to make a conscious choice: Will my emotions or circumstances rule my day? What or who will I access control to when the currents are rising? Does everything have to go the direction I intended? Some days I have to ask the hard questions.
I don’t know what you are facing today. Perhaps the looming questions seem insurmountable. Perhaps your week has gotten off to a fantastic start. However it has begun, may I encourage you to remember that your attitude is always a choice.
- Choose hope today.
- Choose gentle words.
- Choose faith over doubt.
- Choose love instead of discord.
- Choose patience.
- Show kindness to that difficult person in your life.
- Let joy be your attitude in the midst of what happens.
- Make peace with yourself and with others.
- Control your temper. Restrain your natural inclination if you want to lash out.
“The sooner we learn that feelings are fickle, the better off we are.” – Joyce Meyer
“Often I have heard people say, “How good God is! We prayed that it would not rain for our church picnic, and look at the lovely weather!” Yes, God is good when He sends good weather. But God was also good when He allowed my sister, Betsie, to starve to death before my eyes in a German concentration camp. I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged there. Everything around us was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us. “No, Corrie,” said Betsie, “He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word: “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.” Corrie concludes, “There is an ocean of God’s love available – there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love – whatever the circumstances.”
– Corrie Ten Boon