Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:4
Worrying about what I’ve done is useless because it’s already done. Fretting over what is before me only makes me anxious and the situation more stressful than it need be. What I should be focusing on is what’s inside me. That’s what makes me who I am and how I handle life.
What’s in my heart and spirit is the driving force behind how I treat others and what kind of example I am for Christ.
When I see how much I dwell on my past mistakes, instead of zoning in on having a loving attitude and an open hand to all of God’s children, I get a queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I usually know when I’m not doing what I should be doing.
Like too many people, I just don’t always make the right choice. Once I get my heart right with God, I keep my eyes on Jesus and see all the wonderful joys of being alive.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins
Source: TheGodMoments for Men
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
(Romans 12:2 NLT)
I know, I know, I know. its Monday. But let’s not be moping that it’s Monday and use this Monday to build on. Its a New Week, New Month and New Opportunity to get better. If you need any motivation to move forward just know that someone didn’t wake up this morning and you did. So take advantage of that ultimate blessing that the man upstairs gifted you with. and make the most and be grateful of this opportunity. Whomever you have ill feelings for, got done wrong by, owes you something or whatever the case maybe that you’re holding any type of grudge, let it go and move forward. You aren’t helping yourself grow by holding on to something that’s already happened. Only a fool trips over something that’s behind them. Have a great day, great week, great month and create great moments
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:12-14 ESV
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it. Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf. Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! (Psalms 31:15 ESV)
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:7-11 ESV)
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ESV)