I always ask myself, “Is it my problem, or theirs?” Then if it’s someone I love or that I am responsible for, I ask myself, “If I got involved would it help or harm?” I try to do God’s will, and I try to help not harm with my actions. I had to learn how to not enable them.
Everyone needs to make their own decisions and they need to pay their own consequences too. If people continue to rescue or enable them, then they will not learn the lessons that God has for them.
Then I can decide if I want to make it “my problem too!” If it is not my problem, or there is nothing that I can do to change it, then I turn it over to God, and I leave it in His hands. God’s will be done.
Also say “I am not a character in your soap opera.” or “Your soap opera was cancelled for lack of audience.”
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If we are Rooted in God and Jesus we are able to stand the strong winds, and storms of life! God never promised us a “rose garden”. He promised us that He would be there with us to comfort us and we never have to be alone again, unless we want to be.
My family has shown me that we can go through anything with God and Jesus by our side. God has carried me through abuse, stalking, and divorce. God never left me. I left Him. Then, he gave me the “love of my life” when He thought that I was ready. I had to learn to put God number one no matter what….above my family, my husband, and my children…when I lost all and only had God…I found out that He was all that I ever needed.
Great is Thy Faithfulness…by Michael Smith
Originally posted on Totally Inspired Mind...:
I once allowed my very negative family members to pollute the clear beautiful sea of my life. Once I realized what they were doing and saw that they never had anything good to say and were not well adjusted people, I eliminated them from my life and ulcers left me too with that powerful decision.
You have more power than you know. Start using the mind God gave you and keep in your life only positive people who care about you and have goals and something good to say.
This is a wallpaper you can save on your smart phone by left clicking the save image to device option.
Put it on your phone as a reminder that YOU ARE WORTH only associating with good people. If you have to extricate a few sick relatives who like to argue and cause you pain and misery, so be it.
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There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.
You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness–righteous, holy, and true.
So put away all falsehood and “tell your neighbor the truth” because we belong to each other.
And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.”
Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the devil.
source: Ephesians 4: 23-27 NLT
~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~
“Another exercise that I practice is to try for a
full inventory of my blessings and then
for a right acceptance of the many gifts that are mine –
both temporal and spiritual. . .
I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart
cannot entertain great conceits.
When brimming with gratitude,
one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love,
the finest emotion that we can ever know.”
Bill. W., March 1962
c.1988 AA Grapevine, The Language of the Heart, p. 271
Thought to Consider . . .
I have learned what a heart full of gratitude feels like.
H J F = Happy, Joyous, and Free
I always said Someday I will be happy.
Someday I’ll be more creative.
Someday I will write my story.
Someday I will find someone to love me the way that I need to be loved.
Someday I will start painting whatever I want to on my canvas called “Life”.
Someday I will be able to pay my bills.
Someday. . .
Someday I will make lots of money.
Someday I will sing with my Dad.
Someday I won’t want to die anymore.
Someday I will figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
Someday. . .
Someday I will think I’m special and I do have someone unique to offer the world.
Someday I will believe that I don’t have to be perfect.
Someday I will live life to the fullest.
Accepting life as it comes, changing what I can and accepting what I can’t.
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