Do you remember the last time you felt completely at peace?
The day you simply felt joy that you had so much energy and you couldn’t even understand why?
Don’t you wish that could happen every day?
Can I tell you a secret???
Well, it’s possible!
Yes, you can feel joyful and peaceful every day! It’s a choice YOU have to make every moment of your life.
It has been exactly a year that I chose to accept Christ as my Lord and savior. I was so tired of my old life that I couldn’t wait to get baptized last June 2017 and start a whole new life! I wanted change in my circumstances and I was ready to be renewed. So I thought, but let me explain…
I mean, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I didn’t know it would be uncomfortable at times. I had to change old habits (which I’m constantly working on), to things that pleased God every time I felt conviction from whatever I’d just learned from a Bible study.
For example; I used to live by my emotions all the time. I’d wonder what mood I’d wake up to each morning. If I had a bad dream I would dwell on it and it would ruin my day before I even stepped out of bed. But if I had a good one, I would get up with joy. Why would I allow my dreams/nightmares rule my life? I honestly have no idea. I tell you this one tiny example of my past habits to share with you what I’ve learned in order to choose happiness.
Of course, habits take time to be replaced by good habits, but it’s so worth the effort!
One of the things i’ve learned to do better is to say gratitude first thing in the morning as soon as I wake up. Before I check my phone (like I used to before), I speak to God and thank Him for giving me another day, a roof over my head, and a comfy bed. I acknowledge that He’s giving me a fresh start to a new day and I tell Him my plans, but I ask that His will be done. Something about doing this every morning helps me feel at peace and I let go of wanting to take full control of everything.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” ~Proverbs 3:6-8
Did you catch that?!? It will be healing to your flesh when you fear the Lord and recognize that He is in control of everything you do, and thats why we need to speak to Him daily and study His word for wisdom on what to do! Studying his word is how we begin to hear instructions from Him.
“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than the gain from silver and her profit better than gold.” ~Proverbs 3:13-14
Choose happiness. It will make you feel like a millionaire 🙂
Trust God, and Do Good… 😉
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