When I walk in my house, there’s a key ring where I always hang my car keys. I do this so that I can find them easily & not waste time looking for them, nor getting frustrated. Keeping things in their place helps me not lose things.
The same thing applies to my mind. If I keep my mind set in the right place, I don’t “lose” it. There are definitely times when my mind gets lost in various quagmires – emotional rabbit trails, planning stuff that’s not productive, relationship struggles, anxieties, dwelling on past failures, etc.
If we want to keep our mind in a good place, not lost or meandering, then let’s remember to always “set” our minds and n the Spirit, so that we have life & peace – Romans 8:6 🙂
“Well, that was different!” All of us have had those times when we thought something would be different than what actually happened. Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised & sometimes we are bitterly disappointed. Thankfully, nothing catches the Holy Spirit by surprise & when I remember this, I’m always deeply encouraged in my soul. Furthermore, I’m increasingly convinced that the Holy Spirit uses all kinds of experiences, people & even uncertainties to help me walk more closely with Him.
So the key take away I’d suggest for today is that we stay in love with God & true to how God has designed us. When we do these things, no matter what happens God will work out things to be beneficial to us, based on Romans 8:28 🙂
Feel free to share this with anyone who could be going through some unexpected challenges!
I’ve been thinking about people who I admire & more specifically, what I admire about these individuals. Here are some thoughts:
Kathy – I admire her quiet strength; she is the glue to her family
Christy – I admire her willingness to serve & use her talents in any opportunity to glorify Jesus
Karen – I admire her wisdom & ability to hear God
Steve – I admire his exuberance & zest for life
Diane – I admire her ability to work SUPER HARD & not complain
Tim – I admire his leadership & willingness to make step up & make difficult decisions
Jeremy – I admire his willingness to not get stuck in his intelligence but to include the reality of healthy spiritual living
Julie – I admire her commitment to spiritual community even when its difficult
These thoughts have come on the heels of something I read this morning: Phil 4:8 – think about what is true, honorable, right, lovely, pure & a good repute / admirable. It seems to me that when I look for these things or think about them, its easier to find & see them all around me 🙂