Rise Above It (Part 2)

Continuing from yesterday’s technical difficulty….
We know that God can use anything and anyone to bring about our change and His will. I struggled a few times on roll with it Wednesday. šŸ˜Ø I had a retest and failed! šŸ˜œ Stuff happens. šŸ˜Ø

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Somewhere between obstacles and challenges, I did not stop to breath. My tongue and lack of patience had a 5 minute rant! And it was hot, the air was thick. I got so worked up, I could not hear the Holy Spirit nor feel him. I share all this because no matter how deep in The Lord we are, as long as we are on this earth, we will continue to grow in grace and sometimes stumble.

I praised and thanked God because it was not about the failure! It was about accepting the failure and not beating myself up about it! Rising above the self condemnation and negativity. Ever berate yourself with “why did I this” or “why did I that”? Sometimes, we just have to walk through the thing and rise above it! šŸ˜€ After all is said and done, the people around understand that anyone can have a bad day! šŸ˜œ

When we realize nothing really changes when we fail or stumble, it free us to relax and just live! šŸ˜œ Life still goes on, and God still loves us. I did repent. šŸ˜œ The quicker we realize that trials and tribulations help us grow, and sometimes the ups and downs of life gets to us, the easier it is to grow and rise above it. šŸ˜œ

Thank you, Heavenly Father for blessing us with your mercy and your grace. Thank you for blessing us with no condemnation when we stumble! šŸ˜€

Life

Life is always changing. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”.

 

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We must be open to changes in life. God is always in charge and can use all things in life (opportunities) to keep us moving forward.

Opportunities help us grow and adapt to one another. Opportunities will test the fruit or lack of fruit in us–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control). (shock face)

Life is about adapting to stuff that is different.
Life is about adapting to people who are different.
Life is about respecting a persons right to choose–whether we agree or not.
Life is about encouraging one another with our hopes and dreams.
Life is about respecting each others thoughts and the different ways we communicate.
Life is about loving like Jesus. (1Corinthians 13:3-8 (NKJV): 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails).
Life is about forgiveness.

If God loves us, who are we not to follow his lead?

Your thoughts and comments are welcomed. (smile)

Ugh, A Bad and Challenging Day

How was your day? Ever have one of those days that this and that goes south! Stuff just keeps on coming, no matter what you do! šŸ˜° Something must have been in the air today or God pruned me to add more fruit!

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Thank God for surviving this day! I thought I share in case someone else had a challenging day, where the stuff just kept on coming!

Let us always be kind to ourselves when we have a bad day! Refuse to entertain the “if I woulda this, I coulda that”šŸ˜œ and just thank God for his mercy and grace!!

Your thoughts on challenging days šŸ˜œ