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Sunday Thoughts

“We think we’ll be safest tiptoeing carefully around land mines of criticism.  Callings beget criticism.  The thing about trying to please critics:  they’re never pleased.  A wise man once told me that there are people you don’t want to like you.” – Beth Moore

I have always wanted everyone to like me.  I want people to feel good, not only about the day, what is going on around them, about themselves, and about me.

It’s been a hard lesson, but I have realized that I can’t always make everyone happy.  Not everyone will like what you do, say, or how you act.  There will be people that just don’t like you.  But YOU have to like you.  You have to accept the flaws, bumps, and awesomeness that you are.  That’s it.  It is harder than it seems, eh?

Blessings today…and always.

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Sunday Thoughts

“Some things don’t need to be handled.  They need to be unhandled.  Nothing requires more self-control than withdrawing the attempt to control.” – Beth Moore

“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7

How often do you give everything to God, but in the next moment you are worrying about it again?  You take it back because you feel you have to maintain control over it.  I do.  Life happens.  There are things that we HAVE to do:  like taking items out of the oven before they burn, putting gas in our car before it runs out, keeping up with our finances so you can go on a trip or buy groceries.

Life happens, right?  We have to keep up with it, the day to day stuff.  But I get lost in the simple stuff sometimes.  I remember that He is control of every single hair on my head, yet I wonder what tomorrow will bring.  I a big picture thinker, a worst case scenario person.  This pays off in what I do for a paycheck as people count on me for my detail thinking.  I like to be mindful about the smallest detail.  But at home, it can become overwhelming.  There are days I just want to let it all go, and not think about the details of life.  I let them go, and let God deal with them, only a hour or two later to take it all back.

Today, and everyday I need to remind myself to withdraw from the worry.

Blessings.

 

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I needed this one…this week especially…

“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend.  Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” – Beth Moore

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11

Blessings…

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“Praying that God opens our eyes today to people who feel invisible, who never hear that they are loved and rarely receive a warm embrace.” – Beth Moore

“But the fruit of the spirit is…kindness…”  Galatians 5:22 (NIV)

Show some love today.

Blessings.

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“No is still a great word.  When need be, let’s have the guts to say it:  to someone pushy, to someone manipulative and to someone in the mirror.  When we need to say no, let’s learn to say it right then instead of putting it off for days and dreading it like the plague.  Get it over with.” – Beth Moore

I need to say no to the mirror more often when it comes to certain battles lately.  I feel as though saying no bothers others, and it doesn’t.  It doesn’t bother me when people say they can’t, won’t or aren’t able.  Why then is it so hard to say no?

Saying no to myself is something completely different, at least in my mind.  It shouldn’t be.  It should be just as simple.  No is no.  No struggle, simple, right?

Do you say no?  Do you struggle with it?  Do you feel guilt?

Blessings.

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“You are deeply loved this day.  This is the day the Lord has made.” – Beth Moore

Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips will praise you.  -Psalm 63:3

Blessings.

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“People yearn to be heard.  Sometimes they shout because they feel like no one listens when they don’t.” – Beth Moore

Do you listen when people talk?  Truly listen?  I know I struggle to wait for my “input” or my part of the conversation.  I try.  I need to listen more.

Blessings.

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I have mentioned before that I have these daily flip calendars.

The oldest one I have is my Apples of Gold (bottom, far right).

“If you have learned to walk a little more sure-footed than I, Be patient with my stumbling, and know that only as I do my best and try, May I attain the goal for which we both are striving.”

Beth Moore Twitter Talk is the one on the bottom left:

“We are terrified of boredom.  We often resist obedience to God because we fear He’ll bore us to tears.  We have not idea the life that awaits.”

And finally, Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young:

“Bring me your weakness, and receive My peace.  Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything.  Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning.  Instead let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me.  As you live in the radiance of My Presence, My Peace shines upon you.  You will cease to notice how weak or strong you feel, because you will be focusing on Me.  The best way to get through this day is step by step with Me.  Continue this intimate journey, trusting that the path you are following is headed for heaven.”  Psalm 29:11; Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 13:5

I could read each one of these today and know that on their own, they are significant to me.  But reading them in this order, and pondering each for a moment, makes my heart and mind think they belong together.

My anxiety was over the top yesterday due to a credit card decline, and a near accident on the way to a birthday celebration for my sister-in-law.  David’s touch can calm me, but I couldn’t let go of things.  My stumbles.  My walk.  Needing to be quiet in the moment and rely on a God that has gotten me through so very much.  I eventually calmed down, but have thoughts spinning constantly.

Everyday we have the opportunity to seek Him.  Everyday I need to bring Him my weakness, and rest in Him.  His plan is the plan that I am following.  Being quiet in the moment this morning, and having Him guide my path today.  Reminding myself of this at each moment of anxiousness will be the challenge.  I am feeling up to that challenge today!

Blessings today and always.