I made a mistake at work yesterday & my old thinking kicked in. I immediately started looking for someone else’s mistakes, so I could conveniently hide mine beneath theirs. Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to realize what I was doing & I was able to quickly turn it around. I turned my focus, attention & energy toward spotting, admitting & correcting my mistake… rather than trying to bury it & pretend it didn’t happen. The goal for today: know that personal responsibility & humility always feel better & bring better results, than fear & blame! Have a great day everybody!
“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is” ~Albert Camus. A conversation I once had with a friend:
Him: Does God want you to feel that way?
Him: Then maybe you should stop.
I try to live my life based on the simple question: If there is a God, would He want me to do what I’m about to do? I’ve come to the rock solid conclusion that there is NEVER a good time to do the opposite of what God would want me to do… even if there is no God. The goal for today: put my best effort into doing what I know in my heart is Right! Have a great day everybody!
“But the wise family will admire him for what he is trying to be, rather than for what he is trying to get” ~Anon. I really love this quote! It stands as a constant reminder that admiration shouldn’t be based on physical, material wealth; it should be based on true moral prosperity & spiritual growth. I finally realize that moral bankruptcy is much worse than financial ruin. I’m more concerned with being unselfish, than being rich. The goal for today: always remember that the size of your heart is infinitely more important than the size of your bank account! Have a great day everybody!
I was playing candy crush, and the board I was on had bombs all over it. I was so focused on getting rid of the bombs, that I wasn’t able to achieve the objective… & I failed to complete the board. The next time I played that board, I focused on the objective, the bombs took care of themselves, and I beat the board. Life is just like that; we sometimes let fear distract us from what we were put here to do… which is to give Love. The goal for today: stay in the moment by focusing on the task at hand, rise above our difficulties & differences, and achieve the objective… Love! Have a great day everybody!
“Don’t take my word for it, try it and prove to yourself whether or not it’s accurate” ~Emmet Fox. I was the type of person that would cynically dissect everything I heard or read, claim it was bullshit (without ever having tried it), and then settle comfortably back into my misery. The above quote broke me out of that old bad habit & encouraged me to take a good hard look at why I was doing that. I found that I was afraid of change, I was afraid of being wrong & I was afraid of letting go of some destructive behaviors… because I “thought” it was what I wanted to do. The goal for today: change is awesome… ignorance is not… the Truth will set you free… don’t knock it ‘til you try it! Have a great day everybody!
“The same spring can’t bring forth both sweet & bitter water” ~James 3:11. This fact helped clear up a lot of long standing, destructive, chaos & confusion in my life. There are a few things that I must decide for myself whether they are good or bad… because they can’t be both. Is God good or bad? Is Love good or bad? Is fear good or bad? Is selfishness good or bad? I am of the belief that if it’s bad… it isn’t God; if it hurts… it isn’t Love; if it’s healthy… it isn’t fear; and if it’s good… it’s definitely not selfish. The goal for today: end the confusion! Have a great day everybody!
“God gave us brains to use” ~Anon. I wasn’t very good at using the brains God gave me – lol. Most of my thinking was selfish, resentful, dishonest & afraid… & that was causing me to have relationship troubles, emotional problems, financial difficulties, etc. I had no self-esteem & I was flat out afraid to make decisions & think for myself. And when I let others tell me how to think, feel & act… that didn’t go well either. The goal for today: ask God to direct your thinking (even if you don’t believe in Him); who knows… you just might have a moment of clarity! Have a great day everybody!