Do you realize how little it takes to turn it around…? If you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY understood that after receiving Jesus and trusting His word, you are truly a child of God, you would have no reason to mope around. Do you know the promises Jesus has placed on your life…? If you don’t, then read your Bible and get to know your identity in Christ and receive them.
– start seeing all the positive things in your daily life and thank Jesus for them. If you think there aren’t any, look for them, because we all have SO MUCH to be thankful for. Thank Him for creating you….
Take and open the gifts of joy, excitement, peace and tolerance – open them and start to use them and let Jesus use you in obedience…. That brings blessings.
Think of Stephen…. He had nothing and was stoned for believing in Jesus – even so, he was smiling as he was stoned. Don’t we have so much more…??? And often we are totally blind to it.
So, make an active choice and be thankful for who you are and for what has been entrusted to you instead of looking at your neighbor and being jealous…. Because envy, vanity, anger, and jealousy only lead to gloomy thoughts and feelings.
July 5th 2016