Prevent Trouble

I have found 3 distinct approaches to life… 1) Pretend that life is wonderful & that I never have any problems. 2) Wait until I have a problem, then scramble around trying to fix it. 3) Pay close attention to my thinking & try to prevent problems before they happen. The 1st approach solves nothing… the 2nd is damage control & will bring some temporary relief… the 3rd is preventative maintenance, which will bring about more long term relief & is the best approach. The goal for today: think Right… & avoid trouble! Have a great day everybody!

Life Isn’t Hard… Fear Is

Success isn’t stressful… fear of not succeeding is stressful. It isn’t the truth that we can’t handle… it’s all the lies. Relationships aren’t hard work… trying to control people is though. The point is that fear causes stress… fear causes lies… & fear causes control issues. So before we run around telling everybody how incredibly difficult life is, we should put a concerted effort into spotting, admitting & correcting our fears. The goal for today: get rid of fear… & then success, truth & love will come easy! Have a great day everybody!

Let

One of the great mysteries of life is how to “let” God work in our lives. I have to “let” peace come over my heart. I have to “let” the right answers come into my mind. I have to “let” contentment rule the day. And I have to “let” happiness become the general tone of my life. I “let” these things happen by not consistently thinking about their opposites. When I wake up & give my attention to negatives & share those negatives with everyone around me… that’s when I’m not “letting” God help me. When I can’t wait to find an ache, pain or problem… that’s when I’m not “letting” God guide me. The goal for today: know that positivity is the natural order of things… & “let” that be the dominant train of thought. Have a great day everybody!

Offended? Try This…

“When a person offended we said to ourselves, “This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.” ~Anon. When someone offends me, should I ask congress to write a law that says people aren’t allowed to offend me… or use the quote above & learn how to properly cope with offensive people.

When offended, I have 3 choices:

1) I can choose to feel hurt.

2) I can choose to retaliate.

3) I can choose to be confident, understanding & forgiving.

The goal for today: #3… because we all know it’s the only Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!

An Important Principle

A very wise man once said… “You cannot transmit something you haven’t got.” At first glance that may not seem all that important, but apply it to everyone & everything & it becomes one of the most important principles we have. If we don’t have peace in our own hearts… we certainly can’t spread world peace. If I don’t have any money… I shouldn’t loan people money. If I don’t know how to solve my own problems… I shouldn’t be telling you how to solve yours. The goal for today: first find the Truth… & then spread that shit around! Have a great day everybody!

Methods & Motives

It absolutely is possible to be kind to people, without being a doormat. It isn’t always easy to find this balance or happy medium, but it is vitally important & we should be willing to do whatever is necessary to figure it out. I frequently hear people say things like… “I’m done being nice to people because I always get screwed in the end”… I’ve said it myself, many times. But no one can screw us over if we give the RIGHT way, for the RIGHT reason. The goal for today: know that if I get my methods & my motives right, no one can hurt me & then I can give love unconditionally! Have a great day everybody!

You ARE Ready!

When life is just too much… when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders… that’s when our faith gets tested. There is no such thing as an unsolvable problem & there is no problem too big for God. But the most important thing to remember is that when trouble comes… it comes for a reason. The reason is that our heart is ready to face that problem. The old saying that God won’t give us anything we can’t handle is true… but it is our own hearts that tell God we are ready to handle it. The goal for today: when trouble comes, know that it came because you ARE ready! Have a great day everybody!