Just a simple thought for tonight.
I think so often we can let our circumstances dictate our here and now. We can let outside forces, or other people, influence how we feel about ourselves. We can let a situation take the blame for a cycle of poor life choices or unhealthy habits.
I know I’m guilty of this all the time: Letting a less-than-optimal situation ruin my whole day and put me in a sourpuss mood.
And friends, that is not just emotionally exhausting, but spiritually stunting.
My new motto, which I invite you to explore with me, is to become impervious to the sporadic whims of life. To just roll with it. Be unbothered by things that would have usually sent me into negativity.
I’m going to become unaffected by the ups and downs of life, circumstances, other people, etc.
Because life is too short to let my emotions be dictated by things that are outside of my control.
I’m going to instead focus on the 3 truths that are constant and unwavering in my life:
- I am loved beyond comprehension by the Creator of the universe.
- I do not have to be perfect, and in fact – in my brokenness, I am made new, and beautifully human.
- There is nothing I will go through today that God and I cannot handle, together.
- I cannot change the minds or hearts of others, but I can be there to love them, regardless of differences.
So okay, that was actually four – a little bonus there.
But those are going to be my calm in the storm – my light in the darkness. My focus when things can seem uncertain.
Because God doesn’t change. His love for me doesn’t waiver. And it is on that truth, that I want to build my life. Not the shifting sands of this earthly existence.
Have a great week, friends.
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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