Tuesday, May 21, 2013

on choosing battles

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There are choices in life that can make or break what you planned for it to be. The choices we make about what is worth fighting for is a continual process in my life. I am still growing and learning about how to "pick my battles." Wise words from my parents told me to choose the things that are work fighting for, not the stupid minuscule everyday trials (those will get you every time if you let them). Lately I have been faced with some pretty hard battles, ones that are actually worth fighting for. Those battles put into perspective how some things that deem themselves important at the time, are actually a waste of time. I"m sure you've gotten into an argument, only to realize an hour later that it could have been prevented. Or thought something was so important that you just had to say your peace, only to find your foot stuck in your mouth a minute later. We all have battles; ones to win, ones to lose, and ones to just let go.

This reading has been weighing heavily on my heart lately and I wanted to share it with you.

I am able to do far beyond all that you ask for or imagine. Come to me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.
>>Devotional from Jesus Calling

I hope this lifts your spirits like it did mine. Also, if you're looking for an amazing devotional, I highly recommend that one. It's a quick daily read with extra verses attached. We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes.


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Thanks for adding that sweet message from Jesus Calling! I haven't read that one but my Mother in law got me Jesus Today its by the same author I believe and it is so good :)

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