Good afternoon everyone!
This is my first time to write a blog.
But, here I go.
Remembering, an old song from the 70's, "Stuck In The Middle With You."
Thinking about how many times I have been caught up, in the middle of stuff, and not really knowing how I got there to begin with. Whew! I'm thankful, I didn't have to remain there.
I looked up the word "meet."
Meet: run into, encounter, run across, come across, see, come together.
"How nice to you see you again."
"The lines converge (come together) at this point."
We meet, run into, encounter, run across, and see people everyday.
Some we would like to keep close and others not so much.
Don't look at me like that you know it is true!
We come across and meet circumstances constantly, head-on and on a daily basis.
It is our choice, whether or not we allow people or things to continually be a master over us.
There are days when I am overwhelmed, and I don't understand a lot of things that happen.
Questioning myself. I pray for wisdom knowledge and the understanding.
I still remember these words from Charles Swindoll.
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life."
"Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company...a church...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the on string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."
Although, I have been deeply effected, by my choices, whether it is people or my circumstances, most of them, I chose them. I have allowed them in my life. The sooner, I realize that everything that happens to me is not ALL of Satan doings. I see, because, I did it! I own it! Taking responsibility, for my actions and as soon as I realize, that it was my choices, that cause me so much pain, the better off I am. When I look in my mirror, I see clearly! I see on whom I can place all of the blame. Me, myself and I.
I am grateful I can run to Jesus. I am quick to confess. Yes, I repent!
Oh, how I love HIM! HE FORGIVES! IS FAITHFUL AND JUST to FORGIVE me. I am thankful that, HE IS unlike people or things, HE IS UNCHANGING.
Yes, HE remains the same yesterday, today and forever!
What I am trying to say is, that we all choose our own battles! Speaking from experience I recommend, that you choose wisely.
My life lessons have taught me well. I got it! I have learned!
Today more than ever before I am totally convinced, it is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react!
In my time of reading and study this morning, my eyes met with a very familiar scripture.
This one I have heard all of my life. Perhaps, it is because, this was one of my Dad's
favorites and he quoted it often.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
I choose to stand right here in the middle of this scripture. I've called a MEETING ! With Mercy Truth, Righteousness and Peace. Four of my best friends!