To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. ~William Shakespeare~
How often do we simply allow life to "happen" to us…considering ourselves a victim of circumstance, and resigning ourselves to that which befalls us. Someone once said, the very definition of insanity, is to do the same thing over and over again, and expect a different result. The only way to become all that we can be is to resolve that we will take a stand against the difficulties and troubles that come our way, especially those that come regularly as a result of improper behaviors and attitudes that have been holding us back for a lifetime. Those behaviors and attitudes didn’t just happen. Over a lifetime they have become who we are, driven by much deeper feelings of fear, mistrust, betrayal, hatred, victimization and indifference. By facing them and overcoming them once and for all we can claim the prize…to be in God’s will!
Thought for the day
Am I on the Lord’s path to where he wishes to take me? Am I at peace with the journey of life? Am I still fighting to do my will? Am I still stubborn and self centered or have I given myself up to the One who can help me be all that I can be? Have I admitted, accepted and taken the necessary action to be rid of these character flaws that keep me bound to my obsessive/compulsive behavior? Oh, how I love my pity pot…how can I possibly give it up? With God’s help is how. God and I are an overwhelming majority and we can achieve anything.
Let’s stay focused on recovery from whatever addiction we suffer from, be it alcohol, drugs, food, sex or co-dependency. Let’s commit to work a good 4th step and we will be amazed before we are half way through. We will know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? Not! They will always materialize…if we work for them!
For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the Son of God…And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for. ~1 John 5:4,5,14,15 (NLT)~
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… ~2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (NKJV)~
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper…This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.