Why worry? Can you extend your life one hour, one minute, or even one second by worrying? Well many individuals go through there day not conscious of the thoughts that are cycling through their mind, but it doesn't have to be that way. Your heavenly father wants you to trust and not worry about the next moments of the day or your life, not that you should not continue to be be responsible but when you have done the studying, made the calls, put money into your retirement, asked people out and cared for your children. When you have done all that and you have put the effort out, to then stop and take a moment, and trust in the lord that he will make your path as it is in his will for you. In Philippians 4:6-7 we are told, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Understand that the lord knows what it is you need in this world, and believe me you need to ask for it. This is because to confess to God is an undertaking necessary to strength your connection to with Him, and the trust then grows your faith. With that said God does not fulfill all the things you want, if that was so we would all live like the Kardashians, but as you know he isn't quite a "genie in the bottle." But what he offers, is a faith that will enable you to rise higher and take those calculated risks that you never were fearful of before. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 Then his will is for you to have it he will deliver it to you, but another thing to recognize is that he wants you to be "with thanksgiving" and not the gobble gobble type of thanksgiving but with a grateful heart thank him for what it is he has given you already. Then the blessing will come in the future.
Consider this, a grateful heart is a happy heart, and a good way to increase your happiness in life is to thank your lord and saver for all it is you have. "I'm so grateful for my health, I'm so grateful for my family, I'm so grateful for a house and food, I'm so grateful for my job (even if you don't enjoy it), I'm so grateful for my personality and my honest heart." Now did i fall over and die when i said that, no but it does seem a little strange at first, but being different is the name of the game. Embrace that mentality and run your race! When you do this attitude of gratitude on a consistent basis, you will manifest these great feeling with little or no effort on our part. Picture in the your mind the things you are grateful for and the feel those feelings and you will have those pleasurable emotions. Keep it simple, because it is!
How many movies have you seen where the character takes for granted the family, job, life style, significant other and those things are temporarily taken away? Either the character see's a future with out him, or a life he never lived and the consequences of that. They then see and feel the sense of lose and they then appreciate more abundantly then ever the things they have. Why wait till you have a disaster, or set back before you appreciate the people or things in your life, does it sound a little silly to say out loud "I'm so grateful for..." Maybe, but I hope you see the value in the emotions that are here at your finger tips. I wake up every morning and pray to my lord and thank Him for what I have and what is coming my way, because this not only gives me a feeling of hope for a brighter day, but gives me the pleasurable sensations of joy to do the necessary things in life that aren't always the funniest tasks to do.
Do I always want to clean the house, NO! Do I always want to workout, NO! Do I always want to pay my bills, NO! Do I always want to work, and mind you I love what I do, but sometimes NO! As I have come to realize, I turned the "have too's" in life into the "get too's," and that makes life infinitely easier. Keep in mind, everything is a "get too" and you will make things easier and much more enjoyable. As said before "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7 because you can only do so much in life in the moment. Trust and have faith in your God and enjoy the ride because like the great philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and take a look around once in a while you could miss it."
Trust and pray, because your God has you in the palm of his hand and he will keep you on the straight path. Will you use it, well that is up to you?
About the Author: My purpose in life to help as many people as possible realize there full potential, with the clean, positive and influential lessons from the past. I'm a firm believer that if it has been done before, the you or me with a little disciple and teaching can do the same things. Have determination, have dedication, be goal oriented and most importantly follow God, and you will have everything in this world you want. Like Zig Ziglar said "you can really have everything in this world you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” That is because true happiness comes when you do for others, and if you learn one thing from these time tested strategies then I have fulfilled my purpose. Success indeed leaves clues, model them and follow them, and god will reward you for your efforts. This is about you, “for the greatest among you must become the servant of all,” and I’m a servant to one and to all. Sharing lessons of old to anyone willing to use them. You can find me on the web at http://dailylivinggodsway.blogspot.com/