When we worry, we allocate our imagination and time to servicing our fears instead of using them for our master’s errand. Here’s what one should do instead, seek God’s kingdom right where one is.
My older (hopefully wiser) self now knows that even when things don’t go well, it is important to continue to live well.
Regardless of whether we receive human commendation or not, the standard for our work is that it glorifies God: only competent work would do.
Your spouse is a human safety net in all life’s challenges. As Bebo Norman sang “When you’ve got a good thing, don’t let go”. Selfless love is the tool that helps you keep holding on.
How we think about what happens to us is more important than what happens. It is important that we don’t tell ourselves a narrative that handicaps us.
Pray! “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.”- James 5:13, NIV. When life is too tough to stand, kneel.
Rejoicing does not mean that you are keeled over with mirth, it simply means that you choose to recognize and be grateful for the good things you have. It also means that your heart stays at rest regardless of the situation, confident in God.
The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet- Fredrick Buechner
Most mental shortcuts we are programmed to take are not foolproof; the hood does not make a criminal, polish does not always embody quality; poverty does not always herald laziness.