“… He gives everyone life, breath, and everything they have.” (Acts 17:25)
People have asked me “How do you make it through all the ’stuff’ you are going thru… and with a great attitude?” Well, first, I have to say that I do have bad days every now and then. Thankfully, I don’t stay down very long. LIFE is too short anyway so why waste our time in a deep depression. Plus, I don’t feel like I have finished my course, my assignment from God. So, I don’t have time to be depressed.
OK, here we go…
1. TRUST GOD. And I mean total trust. You can’t “try” to trust. You are either trusting or you’re not. If you are worrying, then you are NOT trusting. TRUST means… “the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” The only way to ’trust’ God like that is to KNOW HIM. (By: His Word, prayer, and time alone in the Secret Place.) Without God I am nothing. But “NOTHING is impossible WITH God!” (Luke 1:37)
2. BEWARE of our TONGUE. Our tongue is used to swallow, to manipulate our food so we don’t choke, and most of all, to assist us when we talk. Soooo many people don’t realize that the WORDS we speak are the framework we live in. That means if we ‘choose’ to broadcast all of our ailments (or any other negative thing), day after day, after day, then we are creating an atmosphere for sickness, and anything else to thrive. Anyone can be a ‘reporter‘ broadcasting only what they SEE. But, I choose to ‘declare’ that which I CANNOT SEE… like my Heavenly Father does. Whether we like it or not, God ‘created humans in HIS image.’ And how did God create everything? He SAID… “let there be light.” Every thing God created was SPOKEN into existence. And since we are created in His image, that means we can do the same thing.
3. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Prayer. The Apostle Paul made a request of the people in Colossae, for PRAYER. Margie and I realize that if Paul needed prayer then so do we. Paul asked for them to… “… pray for us. Pray that God will give us an opportunity to speak the Word so that we may tell the mystery about Christ…… Pray that we make this mystery as clear as possible. This is what I have to do….” (Colossians 4:3-4) So, don’t be the person that says, “Oh, I’m all right. God doesn’t have time for me and my problems.” Look at the verse below that says, ”He is NEVER far from any one of us.” He cares about us no matter how big or how small.
4. LAUGH a LOT!
5. NEVER EVER QUIT.
“He has done this so they would look for Him (God), somehow reach for Him, and find Him. In fact, He is NEVER far from any one of us. 28) Certainly, we live, move, and exist because of Him. As some of your poets have said, ‘We are God’s children.’” (Acts 17:27-28)