Good Morning Y’all!
The sun is shining and it’s the middle of the week! Woot, Woot!
I’ve decided to start a little mid-week post to keep the motivation going. We all anticipate the end of the week, wishing Friday would arrive like… ASAP! Our weeks get murky with week day challenges, how we are feeling, our work schedules, commitments, the list goes on. But what if we mindfully tried to embrace each day with present minded living, grateful for every challenge and experience we encounter? Ummm BTW: Present and Missy (The.Dizzy.Chick.) do not go in the same sentence (#thestruggleisrealyo). We could at least give it a try, right?!?! We know life is short, yet we wish everyday were Friday (for obvious reasons, no work!). But, what if we looked at every day as an experience to live, learn and be blessed? We would probably find a few good things came out of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to balance the bad. Again, this is primarily a challenge for myself. BUT…if it encourages others, then even better!
The purpose is to keep our mind in check and present (including my own!). Short. Sweet. And to the point! Here goes….Wednesday Wise Words!
BTW… this morning’s quiet time pretty much smacked me in the face..And that’s a good thing! Enjoy…even the haters!! 😉
Wednesday’s Wise Words: Haters Gonna Hate…Let em!
It’s a challenge to not be discouraged by the actions of others. I feel ya’ on this people!! 100+%
One minute you think you have a friend. And BOOM! You learn who they truly are. It’s painful to hear, see and ultimately, accept. Or maybe it’s someone you don’t even know at all. They simply judge you without knowing you.
During my quiet time today, I was reminded that God gave us ALL a story. It’s our story no one else’s. And no matter the actions of others (or the hate), we have to move on in Grace. In the moment, you want to just “go-off” and tell them loud and clear how you feel. But nothing is gained from any of that… although in the moment, it just feels right!
Wednesday Wise Words: Let them talk behind your back to others, it’s not your battle to avenge.
As Christians, we are to follow the Lord Jesus’ command to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44), leaving the vengeance to God. It is tempting to take on the role of God and seek to punish those we feel deserve it. TRUST me, I’m the first person to be like, “let me tell you something!!” and not settle for hurtful behavior. But I was reminded today, that it impossible for anyone to take revenge with pure motives.
Romans 12:19 tells us: Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave that to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengence is mine, I will repay, says The Lord.” Quoted twice in the New Testament, God said, “it is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them”. EVEN when the innocent suffer and the wicked appear to prosper, it is for God alone to punish. This has always been a challenge for me. You question their motives, what you did to deserve it, etc. It can literally consume you.
Today’s friendly reminder for myself and my friends: You don’t have to be consumed by the enemy! We can rest in peace knowing that we have victory in Jesus! No battle is too big for him!! How awesome is that?!!
Feeling thankful for all my blessings today! #letthehatershate #beblessed #wednesdaywisewords
Spin Ya’ Later Y’all!