Determined

The last few days have been a little difficult. I have been tired and when I am tired the doubt, worry and sometimes sadness have a way of creeping in.  I suppose it is just like when our immune system is down and we get sick.  We have compromised something and have fallen prey to the negative.  I know what to do in these times and sometimes I even know how I got there.  For one, I am out of Vitamin D3.  I have yet to make it to the store to get some, and therefore I will take a system hit for that.  Tomorrow I shall take care of that.  Two, I have not been praying as much as I would like and therefore my focus is off.  The Bible says in Hebrews 12:2 …fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  So, I suppose my eyes have wandered off from time to time.  It’s easy to do, for me anyway, because when things seem to be going well I seem to get comfortable.  I tend to go about my way and even though I pray during the day, the prayers are not as intentional if all is going well.  I think that is pretty human, so I try not to beat myself up for that.  I know He wouldn’t.  I am determined, however, to be successful in every area of my life.  To me success does not mean that I have to be the best at something.  It doesn’t mean that I have to be several places at once.  Many times it means that I just be still.  That I just talk to God and hear from Him without going about my way or giving Him my list of demands for the day.  To me, it means that I start and finish with Him.  I give Him all of me and do the very best that I can.  And at the end of the day, He has taken care of the rest.  He is more determined than I that I finish the race He has set before me.  He is always for me and never against me.  No matter where I go or what I do, He loved me first and will always love me.  This I am 100% certain.  He has seen me through some very crazy times.  He has never let me down and He never will.  Every day I want to live for Him and be under His care of love for I know that is where I belong.  Someone once said, “Change Your Thoughts and You Change the World.”  Great advice and it definitely will help take care of those areas of doubt, worry and sadness that try to invade the recesses of my mind from time to time.  Fixing my eyes on Jesus.  That is all I need.

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