6 Truths You Need to Know To Live a Happier, More Fulfilling Life – Pt. II

If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth we must still marchon. ~ Stopford Brooke

Today I want to continue with this message of hope and victory. We all have emotional baggage, residue from years of false beliefs, demeaning relationships and negative self-talk. However, if you are ready, you can choose to live a happier, more fulfilling life by changing how you think, act and speak.

See if relate to any of these situations. If so, use Truth to change your perception and your life.

“I don’t ever have any money. The bills come in faster than I can pay, and I can’t seem to
get out of debt.”

Today’s economy can be challenging, but too often we are the cause of our own financial stress. That said, worrying about your situation won’t change anything. Get creative. What can you do to take off some of the
pressure? Garage sale? Craig’s list? Barter for babysitting or yard work? Be creative and pro-active. Less is more. More peace, more time, more joy.

TRUTH #4: … my God shallsupply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil.
4:19) The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.(Prov. 10:22)
God’s plan for you includes abundant, overflowing provision so that not only are your needs met, you have more than enough to bless others and ‘abound to every good work’. Trust Him to bring you what you can never get for yourself.

“I am so angry! You just don’t understand what ‘they’ did to me! I’ll never forgive them.”

Think about it. Anger doesn’t harm the other person at all. Most of the time, ‘they’ don’t even know you’re upset! Who is the only one  being torn apart by anger, resentment and unforgiveness? You. It is a self-inflicted wound that continues to fester, destroying your mental and physical health. Is that a price you are willing to pay?

TRUTH #5: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s
sake hath forgiven you. (Eph. 4:32)
Releasing anger and unforgiveness is a decision, not a feeling. You must CHOOSE to let those situations go, to set your mental hostages free. When your mind tries to pull you back into the trap, tell yourself, “No, I’m not going there. I have forgiven that person and released that situation to God. I will stay in peace.

“I am under so much pressure that sometimes I think I just want to run away. Everyone wants
more from me than I can cope with.”

It’s easy to get discouraged. We all take on too much, oftenfor the wrong reasons, looking for praise, acceptance, gratification or recognition. Seeking from others what only God can fulfill is the wrong route
to self-worth. Purposely ask yourself “Why am I doing this? Is itnecessary to do it now? Will it harm anyone if I choose not to? Am I willing to trade my time and energy for this?”

TRUTH #6: … wisdom andknowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his [your] treasure. (Is. 33:6) Are your activities in line with your divine purpose? Re-examine your motives and set some boundaries for your own life. Pray first, before you hit overwhelm. God can order your days in wisdom, peace and productiveness.

The common denominator in each of the above situations is “I”. The solution to any “I” problem is to change your focus. Love looks out for the other person more than itself. And we are commanded to love one another.

My mother used to say, “If it’s not good, it’s not God.” Life is not a continuous happy-fest, but it is intended to be fulfilling, to provide satisfaction, and to have purpose. God’s love and blessing should encompass every thought, word and activity in your day.

I challenge you to govern your thoughts and feelings insteadof giving them free reign in your life. (Interesting expression – you can allow them to ‘reign’ or you can ‘rein’ them in!) Trusting God and making Love your first
priority is the key to victory, Truth, and a harvest of peace, comfort and blessing. You choose.




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