God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it & it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will ...
I found this today ... And it sums up my life right now in a nut shell ... I feel like I am carrying an awfully heavy, no good load, but if God wants me to carry it, then I will !!
For the most part, I try to live a good life. I have a wonderful husband, 5 beautiful & healthy kids and a very select few good friends. I try to bless people when I can with positivity & keep my mouth shut when I can't ... Sometimes, I fail miserably at this !! I'm only human, after all ...
There are people in my life that I wish were not there... I can't do anything to change that. So, instead, I pray that God gives me the wisdom & the strength to deal with them in the best way I can & to ignore the things that they do that cause me hurt. I pray that God shows me the positive in why I am forced to deal with them & helps me over look the bad.
I have had a tendency lately to have the attitude that if people ignore me & the things that happen in my life, then I am going to ignore them. God has laid it upon my heart that that is the wrong attitude to have ... Just because people do me wrong, doesn't mean that I should return the favor. Instead, I should do the exact opposite. I am slowly & steadily trusting in God and realizing that He is, as always, right and I feel much better for it ... So, I began to do that just today. I make the effort when I really would rather just sit & sulk and gripe to myself about the person. I pray for them instead ! I don't want to just "get over it" anymore. Instead, I want to trust God to get me through it.
It is amazing what a new attitude can do !!
Matthew 7:7 "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you."
Be thankful that you don't already have everything that you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you know you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, Because they give you opportunity for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, Because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes, They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, Because it means you've made an effort. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they will become your blessings.