It’s Monday Again! Let’s Choose Joy Today!
Nehemiah 12:43 (KJV) Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that I have choices to make every day regarding my attitude and my outlook on life. For far too long, I had chosen to wallow in regret, un-forgiveness and worry.
I would wake up and worry, fret, worry, fret. I would go to work and worry, fret, worry, fret. I would lay down at night and worry, fret, worry, fret. (See a pattern here?) Guess what I was, can you guess? Miserable.
We don’t always have control over our circumstances. We certainly do not have control over our past. But, we do have control over the way we deal with our present and our future.
The past will not change. It’s a finished story. So, let it go. Replaying it in your mind is not going to change what happened. Find forgiveness with the help of God and say “Goodbye” to it.
Each day try waking up with a joyful heart. Joy is a choice, not a feeling. Choose to rejoice because of God. He is your Strength, your Comfort, your Healer, your Peace, the Master of Everything, the Beginning and the End, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace: We HAVE a reason to rejoice with joyful hearts.
Begin to speak words of thanks, praise and adoration to your Heavenly Father and see if you feel a change, a softening, taking place in your heart.
May His Peace and Joy fill you today!
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