THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
WE CAN’T ALWAYS CONTROL OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT WE CAN CONTROL OUR REACTION
Every day, we have OPPORTUNITIES to get upset, frustrated or offended. Maybe you had plans that didn’t work out, or someone was rude to you at the office. Maybe you were doing something that should have taken one hour and ended up taking three. Life is FULL of inconveniences. Even though we can’t always control our CIRCUMSTANCES, we CAN control our REACTION. They say, “Life is 10% what happens TO you and 90% how you RESPOND.”
We should always go out each day with a POSITIVE attitude, full of HOPE and EXPECTING God’s FAVOR. But at the same time, we should recognize that MOST days are NOT going to go exactly as we planned. However, we are created to live in PEACE. Peace is our position of POWER. If you get stressed because you got off schedule, or upset because your child wouldn’t eat his breakfast, or frustrated because somebody offended you, you are giving AWAY your power. Instead, use good SENSE! Make the decision to RELEASE those offenses and disappointments so you live in PEACE. OVERLOOK offense, RELEASE offense and move FORWARD in the POWER and VICTORY the Lord has for you!
“Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.”
(Proverbs 19:11, AMP)