Which will you choose today?
Every day, before most of us even get out of bed, we make the choice on how we will face our day. Especially in times of uncertainty and instability, it is important to find peace and maintain a positive attitude.
Today, I am going to share with you 3 tips that may help when you are stuck in the middle of a storm or a long & dry wilderness.
Each day we basically have 2 options…
We can choose to focus on all the good things in life or on everything that’s wrong. Whatever, we put into it is what we will get out of it!
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My first tip…Don’t give FEAR a place!
Fear is a big liar!
Fear is filled with nothing but lies and torment. Be sure to slam the door on it when it comes knocking.
If we allow FEAR to come inside of us he will invite his friends “anxiety and depression” over, then they invite their friends named “frustration and despair.” In turn, they gang up on you and you sink deeper and deeper into misery. Once you’re completely covered in darkness it feels impossible to feel any positive emotions especially peace & joy.
When we start to feel FEAR rolling in, we can ask ourselves what sparked it? Was it seeing a negative social media post? Listening to a friend speak negatively as they are venting? Was it something we heard in the media? Are we letting our imagination go wild and thinking of worst-case scenarios?
During times of uncertainty, daily routines or life as we once knew it may be at a standstill. During those times it’s frustrating when we are consumed by the chaos outside of our home. If we focus on what’s inside where we’re in control of the atmosphere it helps us to stay uplifted. We may even have to unlike, unfollow and even shut things off during those times but we must cut out the negativity within our control.
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My second tip…Choose Joy!
Can we agree to make the most of each day?
You don’t want to look back on times of struggle and regret having a lack of faith or wasting
During times of challenges, some of the life long memories our child(ren) will remember will be from the little moments we are creating today and tomorrow.
There’s hope! Today we can start fresh, new mercies, and a new day. Refocus, re-shift, and move ahead.
What are some of the good things right now in your life?
Start naming some blessings it brings peace & joy!
I’m serious! Grab a notepad, start a BLESSING jar or journal and pass it around to share with your family. While you’re at it, post on social media or share with someone a blessing or two!
Joy, gratitude, and gratefulness once planted will grow, flourish and expand onto others. It’s contagious in a GOOD WAY!
My all-time top attitude changer is the fact that…
We have a heavenly Father, the Creator of the universe, who loves us so much that HE sent his only son. Jesus, who defeated death at the cross and has given us the authority to speak life over death and turn darkness into light…
My third tip….Focus on your words!
We CAN FIND PEACE in uncertain times!
If our ears hear positive words that’s what our brain absorbs and that’s what we’ll reflect on to others. We can shift and change the atmosphere in our homes and surroundings.
Walk around your home and SHOUT out verses that Our Heavenly Father has given to us that we can firmly stand on. One’s that can shift the atmosphere in your home!
Speak out loud good positive words, one’s that reflect the outcome you are praying for. Here are a few of my favorites.
“Gods got this!”
“My situation is turning around for the good!”
“I am whole, joyful and happy!
“The Lord goes before me & guides my path”
It’s time to SPEAK LIFE over death and bring LIGHT into the darkness.
Shout Psalm 91 over and over again! I can’t stress this enough! Y’all there is such power in those verses!
Some days I tell the enemy to pack his bags and take his fear, anxiety, depression, worry, and hopelessness with him. And flee in the MIGHTY NAME of JESUS!
Not today, Satan! (or tomorrow or any other day for that matter!) Tell him to SCRAM in Jesus’ name! Be gone!
The Bible tells us to NOT FEAR over 300 times! That tells us that GOD has us! We just have to let him into our hearts!
Bible Verses That give us peace & joy
Grab bible verses and declare them out loud. Here’s a few of many that give me peace –
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Even during times of loss, grieving, and uncertainty with nothing else to fall back on but HIM!!! (HE is ALL WE NEED!!)
And we will be given PEACE & COMFORT just by asking!
Philippians 4:7 English Standard Version (ESV)
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Just ask Him!
That’s it, that’s all you have to do! Just ask the Holy Spirit to rain down on you, your family, and to lead the way!
Guys, I am not going to lie to you, most of you may not know but you’re hearing this from a person who suffered from crippling anxiety for over 13 years and was healed and set free from those chains just a few years ago! So, I know first hand how debilitating it is when you allow fear inside and how important it is to take steps to overcome and silence the fear in Jesus Mighty Name!
With prayer things can change = Peace & joy!
Change the atmosphere in our homes, our marriages our workplaces and everyplace we go just with our attitude, actions, and our words!
Go and love on your kids, your family, and take time for yourself! Make the most of each day.
Soak in God’s goodness and all that HE has for us!
Make every minute count!
Make SIMPLE, joyful memories during this time!
prayer for blessings & peace over you
I just want to take this time to pray over you guys and I hope you will receive this blessing!
Lord, I thank you so much, for each and every person reading this!
I pray a hedgerow of protection around your family, your finances, your income, your finances, your marriages, your relationships, your physical and mental health, and your community!
I pray that each and every person that hears this word calls on you. That and they ask you to take their fears and replace them with peace, joy, and comfort. I pray they are able to take this time with their families and enjoy these precious moments. For all hearts to be softened and for people to let you into their hearts. To fill every dry barren place to be filled with the abundant refreshing rain that only comes from you! I pray for supernatural provision as only you can provide!
Father, we’ve experienced you make something from nothing over and over again in our lives and we pray blessings just like that over each and every one of you in Jesus’ mighty name!
Amen & Thank you, Jesus!