Have you ever used the words â€œif only?â€Iâ€™m sure you have. Itâ€™s easy to think that if only your situation was different, then life would be better. You might think, â€œif only I got a new job, or a new house, had better friends or had better parents, then I would really be happy.â€
Iâ€™ve learned that oftentimes, God changes us before He changes our circumstances. We are thinking, â€œif only my circumstances would change,â€ when God may be thinking, â€œif only your attitude would change!â€itâ€™s time to turn your thoughts around. Donâ€™t allow negative thinking to direct your attitude, or affect how you treat others.
Today, thank God for what He has planned in you. Like the saying goes â€œbloom where you are planted.â€Tend to what God has placed in your hand. If you will focus on what you have, instead of focusing on what you donâ€™t have, then God can bless you, multiply you and lead you into the destiny He has for you!
“The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruitâ€¦”Â(Proverbs 27:18, NIV )?
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your goodness and grace upon my life. Father, fix my attitude so I can deal with my circumstances. God, please turn my thoughts around, so I can focus on what You have placed in my hands. I want to be faithful, knowing that You are faithful. Strengthen my mind so I can be happy no matter what plan You have in store for my life, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.