Jul 18, 2010

I still feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be

The title of this post is a line from one of my favorite songs by (guess who?) Carrie Underwood called "Don't Forget to Remember Me."  When it came out, my grandmother had recently passed away, and in the song Carrie is singing to her mom and telling her to tell "Mima that I miss her."  It always strikes a chord when I hear it.

Anyway, it's a lazy Sunday!  I had a great weekend and I'm going to be cleaning, writing some articles and preparing for next weekend.  I have a really great opportunity to research for on Saturday, so I need to get everything together and focus.

Podcast of the Day:  Joyce Meyer's "Loving Your Life, Part One."  You know, every time I watch or listen to her podcasts, I get a unique perspective out of it.  A healthy one, at least.  Today's was about loving your life and being thankful for what you have.  To be honest, I almost skipped this podcast because I felt like I already knew what this sermon would be about, but didn't think it applied to me.  I am grateful.  I am blessed.  I understand that!  Why do I need to be told that?  Regardless, I turned it on and was surprised about what she had to say.  

She discussed how a healthy point of view is the view of life.  Unhealthy views are death-like.  This seems obvious, but if you look at things with life, energy, that things could be worse, that you are grateful for what you have;  when you stop worrying about the future, worrying about the answers, worrying "why?" and "how?" then you will be happy and will prosper and will in fact be blessed.  See things through God's viewpoint.  Stop and bloom where you are at before he can move you up to where you want, or need, rather, to be.  

Always trying to figure out where you need to be, or complaining about that you're not where you want to be, or when you lose sight of the purpose you're here on Earth for, you will not prosper, grow and succeed.  When you're so busy dwelling on the answers and the unknowns, you are losing sight of the important things that everyone is here for: living life, loving other people, and being happy.  

Get an attitude that will make God happy.  He did give his only son as a sacrifice for us to live!  How rude would it be to not live our lives to the fullest we possibly can?  I'm learning to stop thinking about me and to try to bless other people as well as I can; to stop living in fear, because God has willed every situation we go through, he is on our side, and he has a divine and sovereign plan.  

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