Is there any area of your life that you would like to improve – relationships, finances, employment, connection with God, etc.?
Have you tried, and tried, to change it with no luck? Maybe you were putting your efforts in the wrong area. When things are not as we would like them to be, we try changing everything “out there” instead of working on what we really need to change – ourselves.
Years ago, I was a physical mess. I would get sick all the time and I would joke that if someone across the street sneezed, I got a cold. The truth was, I did not take care of myself by eating well, exercising, and indulging in cigarette smoking and drinking. Once I got sick and tired (literally as well as figuratively) of being sick and tired all the time, I decided to make some changes.
First I had to make a decision to make the changes. Then I had to take the action to bring about the changes. I became a vegetarian, started walking, gave up smoking and drinking, and eventually gave up all the other addictions that were wreaking havoc on my body.
The most powerful tool we have is our mind. When we make up our mind, become determined to change something, and then, in conjunction with God, we can begin to change the only thing we can – ourselves.
Do not be satisfied with a life that is not in alignment with God’s purpose for us – to be whole, healthy, loving, kind, compassionate, and abundant. Remember we were created in the image and likeness of God.
Is your life in harmony with God’s will for you? What changes are you willing to make?
Quote of the Week
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. “