The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
In virtually every situation that we are confronted with, we have the choice of how we will respond to it. Temptations will always come, trials are a way of life, and some disappointment and pain is inevitable, misery however is optional! The key to living victoriously, does not lie in never having to face difficulties, but in how we react to them when they do come. Prior to coming into the program we had no choice and zero chance of winning. We only knew to act out as a solution to life. Today we have the option to “Surrender to Win”. It is all about the choices that we make. Choose wisely!
Thought for the day
Am I living “In the Solution” today or am I still whining about my personal set of problems and my difficulties? Am I a pain in the butt to me and others or am I experiencing freedom from myself through my work in the spirit?
Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset–rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
~1 Peter 5:6-10 (Amp)~
Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor’s] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
~James 1:12 (Amp)~