How did I develop patience? By practicing it. Over time, I developed better habits. Maybe patience is not a problem for you; you may be the most patient person in the world. But you spend half of your life depressed and discouraged.
You too my dear must work the joy from the inside to the outside. You need to get up in the morning and say with David, ” This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad. I’m going to be happy today”.
Focus on what’s right; not on what’s wrong. Work out your salvation. Don’t believe those lies that you’ve given birth to before: “I just can’t control temper. I’m just hotheaded “.
No, self-control is in you. God put it in there. You’ve believed in a lie for so long that you no longer know what the truth looks like or sounds like.
The way you work it out is by exercising your muscles in that area. If you want to work out kindness, start by encouraging people. Start giving compliments. You can’t sit back and wait for God to change you into a kind, loving person. You’ve got to work it out by developing a habit of being kind to people.
You should always keep new goals in front of you. Our attitude should be, I’m going to practice treating my family better. I’m going to come up higher in how I honor and respect my spouse and partner. I’m going to be more loving and generous to my children.
Don’t just work on overcoming bad habits; work on strengthening and improving good habits. You may have some areas in your life that you need to get under control. God is saying ” Don’t put it off any longer. Today is the day to start. Today can be a new beginning”.
If you’ll take this to heart and be willing to press past the pain of change, a year from now, you won’t be the same person. You’ll be free from addiction, free from bad attitude, free from the bondage that been holding you back.
Make sure you’re practicing the right things. Starve any bad habit and feed your good habits. If you do this, you will rise higher and God will pour out his blessings and favor in your life.
Stop allowing bad habits to master you. Get rid of anything that is not producing good fruit in your life. Remember your habits today will determine your future. Examine your life, take inventory of your habits, and when you find something that’s not right, be quick to change.
“Anything is possible if you will believe”
Blessings and Love
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