Saturday, February 25, 2012

Attitude Adjustment Time

Okay...attitude adjustment time. New attitude! Isn't it crazy how we sometimes let "life" dictate our attitudes? Life, and all of the challenges that come with it, should not be what we are listening too. Our heart, our soul, that voice within us...the HOLY who we should be listening too! Things go on around us...all day, everyday...and at times we let those "things" weigh us down and get in our thoughts so much that we just can't seem to hear the "ONE" that is saying things to us that really matter! I have been so guilty of that this week. I have found when I allow myself to "listen" to all the stuff, instead of "listen" to what the HOLY SPIRIT is telling me, before long I can hardly "walk". It's true that some of the "stuff" needs to be heard so we can pray about it...and some of the "stuff" we just need to let go in one ear and out the other. Don't internalize it at all. It's just garbage we need to dispose of! 

This morning I picked up my Jesus Calling book and that first sentence was an important one. It was as if Jesus was saying it right to me at that moment. Here it is...

Rest In MY Presence, allowing ME to take charge of this day!

We all need to do that regardless of what is going on in our lives. Jesus needs to be the one in charge because He already knows what's going to be in our day! He can help us to handle anything and everything that comes into our lives. Right in the middle of the devotion it says...

A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking. true this is! We need to be grateful for everything for this is the will of GOD! Who wants to be a "negative Joe"...or Josephina! People don't want to be around you if that's what you are and I don't blame them. If you know me and that's what I'm doing...tell me to...Stop it!! Get a grip and look at all the good and not the bad! We need to encourage each other daily and if it means telling each other to just...Look up and think about what Jesus has done for you...then do that! Sometimes I need someone to do that for me.

The last line in the devotion says...

In everything give thanks, for this is MY will for you.

Jesus does not want us to have a bad day. HE wants us to be full of life...HIS life...HIS joy. Thank HIM for everything...even the bad...because HE is there with us and HE will take care of us. JESUS loves us! HE has HIS arms around us and HE won't let anything come upon us that we can't handle with HIM!!

So today...

Whether you're at just out and about...let your light shine for JESUS so that others may come to know HIM!

Go out and have a good day!

1 Thessalonians 5:18

New Living Translation (NLT)
18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Psalm 103:1

New Living Translation (NLT)
Let all that I am praise the LORD;
      with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.


Kristin Bridgman said...

You are so right Chelle! I have had to have those attitude adjustments at times myself. We just need to be thankful, count our blessings and go on to share the love of Christ.
You are a blessing to me friend:)
Have a good week-end~

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Chelle,

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. It's always wonderful to meet new people who love the Lord.

May we all shine brightly for Him so that others may come to know Him.

I look forward to visiting here more often.


Joy to de world! :D said...

Yes we must be a light for Christ to shine through us. Thanks for posting this. Really blessed by it. :)

Desiray said...

I don't know why we let our attitudes determine the rest of our days. When this happens to me it is a sign God still working in me.

Jedidja said...

Very well written. let's go to Jesus in brokenness and let's lift our heads in gratitude because He is always with us. With His grace and love.

Kandi said...


It is Jesus that have hope, that whatever comes our way He has it covered we don't have to worry about it, we just need to get out there and let our shine before men, let God handle the rest.

Blessings to you Chelle.