This week’s post is a really simple one, but it consists of three different thoughts. I heard these tips this week on KLOVE, the Christian radio station I usually listen to in the car, and I thought they were really powerful.
1. Dealing with Frustration or Bad Days
We’ve all had those days where something goes wrong, something gets frustrating, or you’ve just really had a bad day. But Lysa TerKeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries says to tell yourself this: “If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it’s still a pretty good day.” We often think that something can ruin the rest of our day or could make it feel like the end of the world, but most of the time, the situation isn’t really that big of a deal. If we think more positively, we can still tell ourselves that our day is still pretty good.
2. Showing our Emotions
Many of us have those times where we feel like being mean to someone. In our hearts, we may feel hate or dislike toward another person. But Lysa TerKeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries says that emotions are indicators of how our hearts feel. However, we should not let our emotions dictate our actions toward others or dictate our life even. We should try to act with love and respect even if our hearts don’t want to. Emotions are indicators, not dictators.
3. Getting through Single Life
People nowadays are rushing into relationships, marriages, and compromising their values all because they’re hitting a certain age and want to settle down. But this isn’t right because God has a plan for you and you shouldn’t compromise just because your biological clock is ticking, for example. Instead, single life should be used for molding yourself into the person you want to be. Rather than looking for someone you’d want to marry, first become someone you’d want to marry. Use this time wisely to grow and become a person you think is suitable and desirable for your future husband/wife.
I hope at least one of these 3 lessons can help you in some way, wherever you are in life. I think these are great lessons to live by and hope that even if you don’t plan on changing yourself or how you act right away, that you recognize that these may be areas you may want to work on in the future to become a better person and follower of Christ.