There is a motto that I say to myself at the beginning of the day. “Hello today, what happened yesterday is gone and what will happen today is up to me; so, choose peace, choose love, and choose excellence.” When you choose peace, you are choosing not to get involved in the negative energy of the day. When you choose to love you forgive quickly and look for a way to bless the people around you. When you choose excellence, you make the decision to go above and beyond, to give the day you’re very best, not just the minimum. So, if you haven’t already… say hello to today and be blessed! Selah
One of the most interesting things I have learned from being a pastor and a CEO is that everyone is not going to like you or accept your help. Your heart and desire could be to save the world and bring everyone with you but that simply isn’t how life is. Even the word of God says that the poor will be with you always, meaning that there are people who will not want better for themselves, work hard, or appreciate the opportunity you give them. And THAT’S OK, people of God we have to remember our daily job is to simply be a light that shows Gods love. A light… not the raft, or evacuating airplane. Be the best you, shine Gods light on your job, home and community, then leave the rest up to God. Trust me, He’s big enough to handle it! Selah.
Alright, family and friends its time to close your eyes, thoughts, and anxiety and learn how to channel Gods uncomparable peace into your life. We all have good days and bad days, but guess what… you can learn how to turn those bad days into good ones. It’s called having a healthy perspective. Did you know that you can learn to give your thoughts, fears, and worries to God? God wants to hear your concerns but you have to be still, talk, then listen. Check out this powerful segment from Dr. Beckwith. Selah #SLiM
I love the topic of forgiveness because it truly is a topic of freedom. How can an individual be free from an event or painful happening in their life? One answer I found was through a psychology class and the answers aligned up with the word of God. I am going to introduce one step at a time and id like you to join me on this courageous journey. Each week we are going to take another step words the freedom of forgiveness. Enjoy these topics from Psychology today and let me know what you think!
To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:
Emotional Action Step. Be Bigger Than Anger–Practice Forgiveness Now
- Identify one person you’re angry with. Start with someone low on your list, not your rage-aholic father. Then you can get a taste of forgiveness quickly. After that, you can proceed to tackle more challenging targets.
If you are a child of God than you understand that you are alive today because God loves you and woke you up this morning. That is a reason to be grateful, and we as the people of God should start the day in gratefulness. Being appreciative of the life, love and freedom we have been given each day. Gratefulness then becomes our attitude through out the day with our children, spouse, and coworkers. When something goes wrong in the day, we can lean on that same gratefulness and appreciate the opportunity to live past and grow out of the stressful situation. You see, gratefulness is a tool that can transform your perspective in life, allowing you to breath a little deeper in appreciation of the life you were given and don’t deserve. Today decide to be grateful for the life you were given.
Today I want to encourage you to smile! Really smile without inhabitation, grace and accept the potential for more smiles. You are worth a great day, some good news, a great year. Stop waiting for something bad to happen and enjoy each moment for what it is. Your worth it… and let me tell you a secret, God wants it for you. Selah #SLiM