Ever find yourself yelling at a stoplight to change? Me too! So much of our lives seems to be hurrying from point A to point B, just so that we can do more, be more and have more. In reality, this lifestyle only produces anxiety and impatience which leads to discontentment. So what's the answer?
How do you know what is right? On what do you base your life decisions? Some of us base our life choices on great ideas, sound principles and even emotional quotes and inspirational thoughts. However, there is something deeper that should guide our life, a purpose that will lead us to wise decisions and confident choices.
Have you ever felt forgotten? You are surrounded by people; yet, you feel like no one can see you, your gifts, or your inner struggling. You are not as alone as you think. At one time or another, we all feel forgotten. There is only one thing that can take away that feeling.
In a culture where we want to do more so we can have more and be more there is not much room for stillness, let alone quietness. Yet God tells us that to be still and know. How is this possible!?!?
There isn't a week that goes by that I don't get offended at something. My kids for their harsh words. The other driver that cut me off! How do we live life without getting our feelings hurt?
When we place our focus on the "what-if's" and "how's", our lives become consumed with worry. The Bible tells us that we don't have to live exhausted and defeated by the concerns of this world. https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/1632-worry-finding-peace
Decisions can have an amazing impact on our lives. For this reason I always ask myself one question before making the final decision.
God designed us to do life with other people. Not just any people, but people that will support, encourage and love us. These types of relationships can be easier said than done, especially when we know that people can hurt us and cause us pain. Nevertheless, deep relationships are something that God calls us to strive for.
I love prayer but honestly I have a hard time with it. What is God's heart for our prayer life? Watch this to fully understand my struggle with prayer.
Gossip, you know it's bad, but you know you want to. A story shared. A side comment. A roll of the eyes. All of the words we use have incredible power to build up and to tear down. The words we use for gossip are especially toxic.
One of the hardest things for me to do is plan for the future yet live completely content in the present.
So many times in life we know what is right but justify doing the opposite because we desire it so much. Our wants begin to outweigh the wisdom in our life and wins.
We all fear something! The question is what can drive that fear away? I can tell that I have only found one thing that I think works.
It's easy to think that money is what makes the world go round but in truth money is something a tool that God gives us to fulfill the plan that He has placed on our life.
When life is uncertain it's hard to trust God for the next step instead of making my own planned steps. I am living this out with a certain area of my life right now.
The things that we try to hide the most are sometime the things that we need to let everyone know about the most. Sin doesn't and can't thrive when brought into the light.
After 15 years of marriage I learned something about Ryan that I should have know since our 2cd date!
Life is full of distractions. These distractions make it really hard to live a life focused on the things that are the most important.