"Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.”
Do you have a tendency to dread the small stuff?
We all know someone like that. An individual who has difficulty pulling things together. As soon as one little nail comes unglued from their little world, they become the most demanding, controlling person you've ever met.
But the best way we can show trust in God is to live one day at a time. We can prove our confidence in Him by enjoying each moment of today and not letting the concern of tomorrow interfere. I know a big change ensued when I allowed the Holy Spirit to direct me. This increased my peace and joy by living one day at a time.
I learned that it really was not the event that I was facing that was so bad, but the dread of it. Our attitudes do make all the difference in the world. Learn to approach life with an "I can do whatever I need to do through Christ" attitude. Don't say that you hate things like driving to work in traffic, going to the grocery store, cleaning the house, doing laundry, changing the oil int the car, or cutting the grass. These chores are all part of life, and it is useless to dread them.
Don't let the events of life dictate our level of joy. It is the joy of the Lord that is your strength. Be joyful hat you are going to heaven; be grateful that you have someone who always loves you, no mater what. Look at and concentrate on what you do have, not what you don't have.
Everyone has to attend to some unpleasant details in life. Don't dread them, but learn how valuable God's peace is in those circumstances.
Some things are certainly more naturally enjoyable and easier to do than others, but that does not mean we cannot purposely choose to enjoy the other less enjoyable tasks. We can choose to have an attitude of joy and peace. Usually, if we don't feel like doing something, we automatically assume we cannot enjoy it or have peace during that time, but that is a deception. We grow spiritually when we do difficult things with a good attitude.
his Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "not dread the small things."
Help me to meditate: let me feel joy even on tasks of dread.
Teach me to not rely on my first thoughts or impressions.
Remind me that I can not do it alone.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always. If your mind is jumbled lately, try Headspace for FREE. It's a great app to find health and happiness.