Choose to Make the First Move

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Colossians 3:12 (NLT)

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Too often, when something doesn’t go the way we expect it to, we make the mistake of telling ourselves, “It’s not fair.  It’s not right.  When that changes, when that improves, then I’ll have a better attitude.”  Sitting around and waiting for your circumstances to change before you get on with your plans just won’t result in the plans you have.  You have to make the first move.  If you do your part, then God will do His part.  We need to quit worrying about God changing another person and allow God to change us first.

It can be really hard to have a good attitude when it seems like life is down on you.  Remaining positive when it seems like nothing is going your way can be a real challenge.  It can be really easy to get down on yourself and say maybe I should just settle.  Don’t settle though.  Get the right attitude and you will find that you will be lifted out of the hole that you are currently in and you will be raised up to new heights that you did not know were even possible.

Is there something you’re letting overwhelm you?  Maybe you think it’s too much to handle.  Make the decision to get up each morning and tell yourself, “God, I want to thank You that I can handle a difficult boss.  I can handle getting stuck in traffic.  I can handle my plans not working out.  Lord, thank You that I’ll have a good attitude wherever I am.”

We need to decide ahead of time that we are going to stay in an attitude of faith and expectancy.  Choose to show the characteristics of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Even when others do not show these qualities towards you, you choose to show these qualities back to them anyway.

We need to choose God’s ways and let Him order our steps all the days of our life.  If we can do this, we will find that this life will be pretty amazing and the next life will be exponentially better than this one.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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