As promised I am back! I’m starting to wonder if it is just going to keep snowing from now till Summer. I know it hasn’t but it feels like it has not stopped snowing since last week. I kinda felt this was coming as the last few winters have been pretty insignificant. So, I guess God needs to turn up the moisture a bit and I will SMILE while it continues to fall. (Although in my heart I’m complaining, lol!)
If the last few months have taught me anything it is that no matter what we may think, something will ALWAYS be going on that starts you down a bad path. For my family it has been health; I feel as if my insurance company is going to call one day and say “sorry, we can not insure you anymore”. We have really been through a lot in 2017 and almost none of it we could control. Now, with that said, there is one thing we can control; our attitude.
Before I start there, the other thing I have found out through all of this is that when you are in pain or sick, it is darn near impossible to have a positive attitude. You don’t feel good, your in what seems like never ending pain, and the last thing you want to do is SMILE or think positively. However, the other thing I have discovered is that if somehow, someway, we can just push through all that pain and suffering, we will discover that we still have so much to be thankful for. Once we do that, maybe, just maybe the power of our mind will start to take over….
No I’m not some New Age guru that thinks the mind controls it all, however, if our minds are focused on the right thing, we can move mountains! Heck we could speak to that mountain to move and it would move! Sound familiar? Jesus promised us that if we had just a tiny bit of faith, this power would be given to us to move mountains! For some that mountain is the yearly sinus infection, or a hip replacement, kidney and back issues, sometimes that mountain is cancer. What I do now know is that there is no mountain in our lives that we can’t move with God in control. Thing is we have to reach out to Him and make that positive choice to have faith. Faith that He and He alone will move those mountains through us and turn that storm into a beach side portrait.
Friends, we really do have a choice; not about the storms that come into our lives but how we react to those storms. We can allow the pain and suffering to consume us, or we can reach out to Jesus Christ and let Him chart our course. As a wise man once told me though, Jesus is a gentleman and will never force His way into our lives; we must invite Him in! So are you tired of letting the pain and storms of your life consume you? Change that thinking, change it into a pattern that will move mountains! Have a great day friends and hopefully some of you are enjoying some nice weather; unlike yours truly. SMILE!
In His Grace,