What Has My Lord Done For Me Recently?

What Has God Done For Me Lately?

1st…ITS WEDNESDAY!!!!!! Over the hill day, hump day…etc. Be encouraged to charge the rest of this week with VIGOR!!! Hit it!

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

Well, lets see, how you look at things…
Is the glass half full or half empty? Is it partly sunny or partly cloudy? Are we young or old…Perspective makes all the difference.

Even for Strong 6 foot, 265lb, 300lb bench pressing Christian;), who is grounded in his faith, or for any professed christian..discouragement can easily sneak its way into hearts and minds as life deals us chaos and mayhem. As we struggle with the challenges and difficulties of everyday life, or things that happened to us that were unfair or unwarranted, it is easy to get pulled into a habitual mindset of negativity. Just like that old song from the ’80s says, we may find ourselves asking God, “What have you done for me lately?”

Check it..Our answer to that question will depend entirely upon our perspective. God does more for us each and every day than we truely deserve, wouldnt you agree..but it’s so easy to lose sight of the good, because we are caught up in the reality of the bad. How do we combat this perfectly human attitude?

well…Prayer.

Resolve to have an attitude like Christ our lord….Seriously try this….speak it out of your mouth!.

Take inventory of our every blessing. Count what you have, not what you lost or dont..

like…LIFE!!;). Your every breath. Your every heart beat. Your every STEP..A good stay in the rest room(Common now keep it real;) )A spouse or loved one. Children. Clothes that need to be washed because God gave you clothes to wear, and a way to wash those clothes RIGHT! RIGHT!! Common peaple!. Good health to help those whose health is failing. Trusted and educated doctors to treat you when you are facing health challenges!!! WHAT!!! Common!!;). A house that needs cleaning. A car to drive(!!!). The ability to purchase gas for the car. A job to go to. The ability to be a stay at home mom, KID!! or wife. Healthy kids who can play music or sports. RIGHT!!!!Friends. Family. Freedom. Jesus!!!. Eternal life!!!!

What is on your inventory list today? If you were totally honest with yourself, would you say you have been looking for the positive aspects of the situations in your life? Are you considering how God could be using those things to draw you closer to Him? Or have you been primarily focused on the negative?

During times of negativity, we actually become our own enemy. We wage a battle in our mind because we look at our situation from our own perspective, instead of what God may be doing through our situation. So in order to change our minds, we have to choose to change the way we think — our perspective. Attitude is a choice. CHANGE THE WAY YOU TAKE INVENTORY!!! and you wont question what Gods,done for you lately! πŸ˜‰

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” What do you usually see friends…..what do you see?

Tracie, thx for the ecouragment on this!!

To quote an old clichΓ©, today is the first day of the rest of your life, and it is never too late to become an optimist! I have heard it takes 21 days of doing something for it to become a new habit. The more you practice challenging your thought patterns, the more automatic it will become. Changes may not take place immediately, but over time, the challenge gets easier, and optimism becomes the norm instead of the exception.

Are you willing to take the challenge to become an optimist today? The rewards of looking for God’s goodness in every situation will be a healthier and happier heart. TRUST!!!!!

A prayer for us…
Dear Lord, help me with my fragile sad human tendency to be critical or look for the negative in situations and peaple. Forgive me for a lack of gratitude for all You have given me. Thank You for Your love, understanding and patience with me as I strive to be a Godly example for my KIDS!, family and friends. Guide my heart to recognize You at work in my life, instead of seeing things from an earthly and worldly perspective. Lead me into a closer relationship with You by helping me remember to count my blessings every day. Lead me to a higher place of praise and understanding!! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Reflections:
Is my attitude typically one of negativity or optimism? Negativity increases the wrinkles of an aging soul…Optimism beautifies the love lines of a bountiful positive spirit..that twinkle wrinkle in the eye..;)

Test..If a close friend were asked to describe me as a pessimist or an optimist, which one would they choose?

Power!!! Verses!!!:
1 Peter 1:1-3, “Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.” (The Message)

Have a loved filled, Powerful, encouraged, optimistic, Love filled and spiritually healed day!!! God bless all my friends…

I pray this helps someone..Keep the Ol boy in your prayers as well..Im still under construction;)

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A Direct Action Motivational and Missions Based Ministry serving God's people where so ever dispersed!! Rev. Gerald F. Poe Jr.

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