Life can just get flat~out~ wacky~ sometimes...no matter how hard we strive to maintain control or keep things balanced. Situations can sometimes be beyond our control. I can easily become "paralyzed", so to speak, by negative words and emotions. When I allow myself to hash and rehash in my mind or hear those things which I cannot change, I can easily be filled with fear of the future and uncertainty of the unknown. I am ever challenged with balance and maintaining focus of purpose.
However I do have choices! I will share two of them here!
1~ Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
New Testament Philippians chapter 4 verses 8 & 9
2~ When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
Old Testament Psalm chapter 56 verses 3 & 4
I choose to fill my mind with excellence and praise and trust. Have I perfected this technique? No, but I still work at it...life seems better when I change my focus and try to gain a new perspective.
So what do you do when life tries to bring you down? What choices do you make?
Have a restful day filled with happy thoughts.