As I look forward to the day that God has set before me, I am excited about all the things I might accomplish. The choice is up to me! What kind of day will I choose to have?
If it is raining…I can choose to complain because it is raining, or I can choose to thank the Lord that He is watering my grass for me, and it is not costing me a thing.
If I am low on money…I can choose to feel sad because I don’t have enough money, or I can choose to be content and ask the Lord to give me wisdom to plan my purchases more wisely and also learn to be more frugal with what He has already given me.
If I am not feeling well…I can choose to moan about all my aches and pains, or I can choose to rejoice and thank the Lord that He has given me another day to serve Him.
If I am feeling I have been wronged…I can choose to give someone a piece of my mind, or I can choose to use kind words and be an influence for good.
If I am feeling resentful over my past…I can choose to grieve over the way my parents treated me when I was growing up, or I can choose to be thankful that they did the best they could.
If I am feeling sensitive over a friend’s comment…I can choose to overlook what she said to me, or I can retaliate with unkind remarks and become bitter.
If I am feeling irritated in my garden…I can choose to complain that my roses have thorns, or I can choose to thank the Lord that He made thorns with beautiful roses.
If I am feeling tired…I can choose to be depressed because I have to go work, or I can choose to be joyful that I have a job.
If I am feeling I discouraged in my studies…I can choose to complain because I have to study, or I can choose to be thankful that I can open my mind to the many, wondrous things I have not yet learned.
If I am feeling overwhelmed with housework…I can grumble about doing it, or I can feel privileged that the Lord has provided me with a home.
The choice is up to me!
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy . . . is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson