This morning I needed to refresh my mind of what is important to me. Lately I have been letting life’s circumstances and challenges get the best of me. I was in a rut with my patten of thinking and I needed to be snapped out it. As I have experienced before in life it sometimes means that things have to get worse before they will get better. Yesterday, I snapped, I lost it. I let a circumstance get the best of me and I totally showed my ass. We are all human so I know that you can all relate. In today’s world we’re facing a national and global crisis and the stress levels of Americans are extremely high.
Today I am reminded that I need to give my worries to GOD. I was steered off my path and now I need to redirect myself back to GOD. This morning as I was sitting at my mom’s house I started reading a flyer that the church sent out and it just made so much sense to me, it called me back to who I am and what it important to me.
In the flyer I was reminded that Circumstances do not have the power to steal your joy. Joy is the by-product of experiencing God’s sovereign grace even in the midst of seemingly impossible circumstances.
God wants our present difficulties to drive us to him. With God there is hope and even in our darkest times he will not fail you.
Everyday there are opportunities in life to get upset and loose your joy and peace. There are many things that can steal your joy people, traffic, disappointments. But if you are going to live in victory you have to have to choose the right approach to life.
It’s good to have plans, but submit your plans to God and decide in advance to stay in peace no matter what happens. The Scripture says, “No man can take your joy.” That means no person can make you be unhappy. No circumstance can force you to get upset. It’s totally up to you. You have complete control of how peaceful and happy you want to live.
When those inconveniences come, when your plans don’t work out or when somebody irritates you, you can decide, “I am not going to get upset. I am not going to lose my joy. I have the power to stay in peace.”
Jesus put it this way in John 14:27, “Stop allowing yourself to be upset and disturbed.” Notice it’s a decision you have to make. Decide today to keep your joy and peace. Change your approach and believe that God is directing your steps. Believe that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be.
As you do, you’ll keep your joy and you will experience God’s blessing, and favor, and live the life of victory He has in store!