How to prevent bad moments from stealing your joy.
With all that’s happening around us, the easiest thing to do is to focus on the moment—the now and what is happening. Some moments you’ll always cherish (the birth of a child), while others you would rather forget (a break-up via text).
Whatever it is that’s taking place in your now—good or bad—it is but a moment, a short period of time, and it too shall pass.
Therefore, let’s be careful how we allow these fleeting moments to shape our day, our thinking and our lives. How you react to your moments or someone else’s, should be reflective of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit—love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galations 5: 22-23). View your moments within the context of God’s word and plan for your life. If not, a moment could easily rob you of your destiny.
If you are going through a bad time, remember:
- God knows your distress: He will not hand you to the enemy, but will give you open ground to maneuver (Psalms 31:8)
- Seek refuge in God: He will fill you with joy, peace and hope through the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13)
- Your weeping will turn to joy: Keep your focus on Jesus, His promises and the wonderful joy to come (John 16:20-22)
- Jesus loves you: He lives within you and will neither leave nor forsake you. Never feel abandoned, as no person or situation can ever separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:39)
Do you know someone who’s having a difficult time? Share these Words and lift them up!
Today, is the day that the Lord has made. Rejoice. It’s a good day!
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