Staying objective in the face of adversity can be difficult
When relationship is broken or enduring struggle, your mind can often play tricks on you. You begin to ask yourself if people are really in your corner. This is why, I often fall back on the scripture that says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
It’s like finally, after you have tried everything else, in conclusion, change your mind. I’ll be the first to admit, when overwhelmed with cares; the first struggle is trying to think on lovely things. Let’s be honest, at times we want to grab the situation and arrest it. Whatever that looks like? Apprehend it. However, how to do that remains the problem.
I recently shared with a friend that, a 30 day sabbatical is always appropriate. The instruction to change my thoughts and to step back allows me to get strengthened and prepare for the battle. Sure it is a battle. It’s, as Joyce Myer would say, a battle of the mind. Whatever we think on, we will eventually do. Whatever we do is a result of whatever we have been thinking on.
Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu said, “watch your thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions, watch your actions, they become habits, watch your habits, they become character, watch your character, it becomes your destiny”. #sheddingtheweight #RWRTLive http://h.theapp.mobi/realwomenrealtalklive