SHUT UP!

There’s lots and lots of pressure these days right? We have an insatiable need to let people know how we’re feeling and what we think about what’s going on in current affairs, etc. Talk, talk, talk, fuss, fuss fuss. It’s like there’s another person inside of me that takes over and she just won’t be quiet. She feels it’s important to share her opinion and chime in to every post, every tweet…so much so I’ve had to turn it off several times so I would just shut up!

I sometimes think to myself,”I must respond to that, I’m the great revealer of THE TRUTH” so I let it rip.  There’s nothing wrong with blowing off a little steam, we all do it, especially with all these avenues available to us now through which we can indulge ourselves.

I’ve found that if I keep the ball rolling, the current issues are constantly on my mind and if it’s something I don’t agree with I’m constantly anxious (or whatever emotion the topic makes me feel) and my feelings tend to explode from my mouth or my fingers as the case may be. Sometimes I’ve regretted the end result.

In my God time this morning, I read Philippians 4…and the “Light” was especially bright on verse 8: “Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, DWELL ON THESE THINGS.” (Emphasis mine). 

Here’s what I think (ha, here I go again) 🙂

I think about how I FEEL too much. That’s the problem, and that’s where I get messed up. There are many things going on in our world that push our buttons and we respond just like everyone else. There’s the other problem.

I’m responsible for keeping MY peace AND the peace around me. You are too, if you belong to Jesus. I’m supposed to be different (as are you). We’re to be HIS examples of the strength, peace, kindness, in our corners that HE displays through us…if we choose to let Him be displayed. We have the chance to live in this chaotic and scary world as examples of the difference Jesus makes in the lives of everyday people.

The lost need to see (not just hear) the difference Jesus makes in the chaos and uncertainty. We don’t need to sound like everybody else but more importantly we shouldn’t look like everyone else. How we handle what we’re going through could make the difference in someone’s life.

I’m going to shut up, try my best to keep how I feel to myself and walk in/live in the “peace that passes all understanding” given to me by Jesus like I believe it.  Will you? People don’t need my opinions. They need His peace!

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You’re A Step Away

We all have our plans of what we want to do today. Lists are carved out. Minds are set. Some people have their iteneraries set for weeks. Nothing’s wrong with that…it’s just it might not happen.

My life is nothing like I thought it would be. I didn’t plan any of this. I should be mad, bitter, angry, depressed. You may see us and think we’re pitiful with no reason to smile. But you don’t know my story. I know where I’ve come from and it’s not pretty. Yet I’m so grateful. My heart is hopeful. Only because of God.

I know though that in a second I could wake up in heaven. When I wake up I’m thankful for another day to touch someone and the opportunities God gives me.

So with that in mind let’s live today completely as if we don’t have tomorrow. Live it with no regrets. Make your plans but don’t wait to live. We’re one step away from our eternity. Have a wonderful day! Jeremiah 29:11-13

Why I’m content

Life is hard…I’m a single mom of a special, very special, special need son. I’ve raised him alone since he was 2. We’ve seen the hand AND FACE of God on and in our lives many times. I’m grateful I’m alive. I’m grateful my son’s alive and thriving. I don’t have much materially. I struggle financially and emotionally sometimes. I wonder why things are for me the way they are. Then it comes to me: Isaiah 43:10. That’s why. So I could KNOW. And I do. What we need is ALWAYS provided. My passion is to share our story, to write what the Master Teacher teaches me and to encourage others. There’s no greater thing. Church/people complicate God; I’m a simple country girl. I love the Lord. Let me tell you what He’s done and who He is to me. I want to hear your story…#tellit. #Jesus #God. Have a wonderful day.