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Opportunity

Opportunity is a beautiful thing when taken.

Opportunity

When someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does He give them the opportunity to be patient?

If they prayed for courage, do you think God gave them courage? Or do you think He gives them the opportunity to be courageous?

If they prayed for the family to be closer, do you think he gives them warm fuzzy feelings? Or does God give them the opportunity to love one another.

The best gifts given in life are the opportunities that we have to explore and learn on our own. Be thankful for the ability given to us to learn daily and cherish those the blessings forever.

Have you taken your opportunities lately?

Proverbs 3:13 NIV
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,

Your past

Your past is important to remember; but not always a place to dwell on or live in.

Your past

The past is a very important part of our lives. There are parts that are good, parts that are not so good, wonderful things that were learned; mistakes that were made, friends, experiences, and events that happened on your journey.

There were all kinds of things and people that happened along the way; crossing our paths for one reason or another. Some were temporary, some lasting for years, some for a moment in a time; some that were meant to help with something, and some that were meant to last a lifetime.

Things happen in our lives that change us, make us better, stronger, wiser, wealthier, and even more humble. These are the things that you can never forget; as they helped to make you who you are today.

Never forget where you came from. That past is what helped to get you where you are today and make you who you are today.

God created us in his own image, and exactly like he wanted; building our character is up to us. Learn from your past, and count your blessings everyday for them.

Let your past make you better; not bitter, and never forget those who helped along the way.

Genesis 1:27 NIV
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Fires

Fires are a very dangerous element.

Fires

They can consume a building, a house or a forest, and other things fast. All they need are the three elements; fuel, oxygen and heat in the right amount of mixture; and is is going. Remove one element and it is out.

Most fires can be contained and put out in a timely fashion, and then there are those; like a forest fire; that can roar out of control, destroying everything in its path.

Just like those fires ; people have fires in their personal lives that need controlling and put out. Some are small and can be extinguished in no time; then there are those that burn out of control, seemingly consuming us.

Recognizing the elements that create these little fires in your life; can help control some of them; by putting them out before they ever get started. Having a plan in your life on how to deal with certain things that create these fires will help.

Learning and growing from those fires makes us stronger, wiser and more prepared for future fires. The lessons learned along the way; are tomorrows gifts and blessings.

Be a firefighter and learn to put out the fires in your life; reap the peace and the blessings along the way.

Ton of bricks

You know the old saying ” That hit me like a ton of bricks”.

Ton of Bricks

Do you ever feel like you a ton of bricks fell on your head? Have you had something hit you so hard; that it felt as if that ton of bricks did fall on your head?

Many have something like that happen to them all the time. Sometimes it is a major incidence, something that is so very dramatic that it almost takes your breath away.

Then there are those times it is very small, an event, an action, a thought, something that can be overlooked so easily; or even a subtle hint from someone that we did not pay attention to.

In any case; it might make you stagger; as if you just had a ton of bricks really fall on your head, leaving you feeling stunned and even emotional. Some need that occasional ton of bricks to fall on them; so they may realize what they missed or maybe ignored.

The lessons to be learned in the midst of all of it, and the growth that we receive while recovering from it; is worth every bit of that feeling.

Be thankful for that occasional ton of bricks; it is not always a bad thing. It helps us to see what we may want to ignore.

Count your bricks and be thankful for the blessings poured out on you.

Environment

The environment that you surround yourself in, effects your attitude.

Environment

Changing your environment can, and will change your attitude. Don’t let conditions, things, people, or circumstances bring you down. Making a change, will change your whole life.

Stay positive, make changes, and lead a healthier and happier life.

Consequence

Consequence is a result or effect that happens with every choice, action, decision, or condition.

Consequence

Not all consequences are bad; in fact, many are good; depending on the result and type of actions committed.

Keep your actions pure with healthy thoughts and good choices; so that you will have better results and favorable consequences.

Healthy Mind – Healthy Life.
Positive Mind – Positive Life.

Balance your life

Balancing your daily life can be quite the task. With work, family, chores, children, school, hobbies, church, errands, and other outside distractions; days, weeks, and even months can become hard.

Balance your life

Prioritizing and finding the time to fit it all in can become extremely stressful: especially if you are doing it alone. Like a juggler; you can only have so many balls in the air; before you begin to drop some.

Understanding that it is only possible to fit so many things into one day and that some things must wait is the key. Removing things that are not essential; is perfectly fine and does not make you a failure.

Being humble is ok; and asking for help from friends or family can save your sanity, your health and your family.

Find that balance for a healthier, happier and more stress-free life.

Psalms 68:19 NIV
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

A bad day

Sometimes a bad day is just a bad day.

A bad day


Don’t let it consume you or define you.
Rise above it; turn it around; and move forward. A good attitude and determination will bring you through all things.

Every day is a new day and a fresh start to your life. Live it the best you can and enjoy each moment of it. Life is too precious not to.

Prune your life

Pruning branches on a tree or plants; help the trunk to grow stronger, shaping it to become healthier, grow better; yielding better leaves, fruit or flowers.

Prune the branches in you life, shaping it to produce a healthier, happier and more vibrant life.

Matthew 7:18 NIV
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.