your key to enjoying life
Being "happy" & enjoying life each day is a choice we can make. For years, I've told God that if He would just do this or that, or if He would fix a few things in my life then I could be happy because my life would be better! When people would tell me that I could "change" how I was "feeling" & be happy, it made me mad & resentful because I felt their lives were so much better than mine so they didn't understand!
God puts it into very simple words in 1 Peter 3:10. "if you want to enjoy life & see many happy days, KEEP YOUR TONGUE FROM SPEAKING EVEIL & your lips from telling lies. ". What we allow to come out of our mouths not only effects others, but ultimately effects us. The tongue......for such a small body part, can bring total destruction if we do not learn to use it properly.
A friend of mine lost her life in 9th grade. It was the first serious tragedy I had to face in growing up. Her cousin, took a gun & was proudly showing it off. Without the knowledge of how to operate the gun properly, he failed to realize a bullet could reside in the gun chamber without being seen. Showing all that it wasn't loaded (so he thought) , he proceeded to fire the gun & my young friend lost her life.
The tongue is that gun. If we fail to learn how to operate it correctly, we will leave a string of casualties where ever we go & continually find ourselves in misery.
The good news is , that this same tongue can lift others up out of destruction & defeat & can be used to create joy & happiness in my own life as well!!!
THE KEY IS CONTROL!!!! Enjoying my life & being happy is totally up to me!! If you want to be happy & enjoy your life , you can! You have to make the decision to control what you're saying about yourself & others!
Using negative speech never protected me from being hurt, nor did it make me feel happy! I thought it was better to see the negative so that I wouldn't be disappointed when it didn't happen. Maybe you are doing this too. God says, STOP IT!!!! You are using a very powerful tool incorrectly! Come to me & let me show you the right way to operate it!!
SPEAK ONLY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS ABOUT YOURSELF & OTHERS!! This isn't going to change instantly if you have been seeing the negative side of life. I still struggle with this daily!!! I can definitely tell you that as you begin working to "train" your tongue, you will feel so much happiness & joy!! My life hasn't been An easy road & there are tons of difficulties surrounding me now,however, each day that I wake up I can choose to say, "This is going to be a great day, Lord! ". Trusting God with whatever comes my way, singing a song to Him when Satan slings whammies at me & praising His Name as I look for people I can speak uplifting word to bless their lives & mine......or...... I can live in defeat & misery constantly speaking my troubles & how bad they are & it's all hopeless
What do you choose?
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