Making Changes In Your Life
Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that God may fulfill the promises made to you through Jesus; to grant you peace, joy and happiness in your life. God's demand, may seems very little to ask of you.
1. QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that the Lord is here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on the LORD's to-do-list. Let the Lord be the one to take care of the problem. He can't help you until you turn it over to Him. And, although the Lord's to-do-list is long, He is, after all, God. He can take care of anything you put into His hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, He takes care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.
3. TRUST THE LORD
Once you've given your burdens to the Lord, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Him. Have the faith that He will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on His list. Problem with finances? Put it on His list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For His sake, put it on His list. He wants to help you. All you have to do is ask.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave Him your burdens and He is taking care of them. He will also renew your strength and cover you in His peace. Don't you know that if He gives you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Him and forget about them. Just let Him do His job.
5. TALK TO HIM
The Lord wants you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know He is in control. But there's one thing the Lord does want you to never forget. Please don't forget to talk to Him - OFTEN! He loves you. He wants to hear your voice. He wants you to include Him in on the things going on in your life. He wants to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Him. He wants to be your dearest Father.
6. HAVE FAITH
He sees a lot of things from up there that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Him that He knows what He is doing. Trust Him, you wouldn't want the view from His eyes. He will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Him. Although He has a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have little.
8. BE PATIENT
The Lord managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Him a little longer than you expect to handle something on His to-do-list? Trust in His timing, for His timing is perfect. Just because He created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks He should always rush, rush, rush.
9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for He loves them just as much as He loves you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but He still loves us all. Please try to get along, for His sake. He created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if we were all identical. Please know He loves each one even in our differences.
10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as the Lord loves you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by Him for one reason only - to be loved, and to love in return. He is a God of Love. Love Him. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes His heart ache when He sees you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to Him. Don't ever forget that!
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