“Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties. This is a a false hope! As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble. Link your hope not to problem solving in this life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free life in heaven. Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world, pour your energy into seeking Me: the Perfect One.” – – Jesus is Calling; John 16:33
Seems simple, right? I know that I want all of the answers to what is going on in my life. Difficulties are constant, at least in my world. I know that I struggle with being overwhelmed, taking on too much, trying to be everything to everyone as I don’t ever want to disappoint others. The list goes on and on.
All of these things will disappear if I keep my focus on Him. Seeking quiet time, praying for peace and discernment in my daily choices. I can’t do everything. I know this. Why then is it so hard to say ‘no’ or not feel guilty if I do say ‘no’ to someone or doing something.
People that know me and love me understand my limitations. Jesus knows what I can do and what I shouldn’t be doing. Again, why do I question Him? I know that I have written about this before, but I truly believe in the spoken affirmation. If we speak it (either positive or negative), we hear it and believe it. I need to speak positive, reaffirming, loving words to myself. Praying for those things, and it will be heard. He will hear it.
What words do you speak to yourself or in prayer to handle daily difficulties? I need to make mine more of hourly or even moment by moment habit.