Monday, February 13, 2017

Seven Ways To Improve Your Life

1. Seek God
 You can learn about God by reading the Bible and praying is also a great idea. I wrote before about getting back to the basics.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

2. Learn discipline. 
#1 helps with this because in Galatians 5:22-23 it says that a fruit of the Spirit is "self-control"
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 Is there a bad habit you need to quit? As Zach Williams sings, If you got CHAINS  He's a CHAIN BREAKER. 

3. Be positive! Do you want people to like you? Stop being a Debbie Downer! I Corinthians 13 says Love always looks for the best. Keep it on the sunny side! When we go see ladies at jail we can't look at their charges (On a list we have) and say, "Oh looks like you're going to prison" We're there to ENCOURAGE them. We're not their lawyers or judges. I'm not even in jail and I need encouragement, how much more do these ladies? I've had enough discouragement over the last 3 years with the ending of a 30 year relationship and my kids hating on me for really no good reason, if I start hearing negative stuff like, don't expect to make a living writing, better ask for more money (alimony) or you'll be living under a bridge, better take a writing course one "friend" said......Good bye and Good riddance! As they say, "With friends like that who needs enemies?" I dealt with 30 years of negativity! I'm ready to hang with some people who are positive and believe in me!

4. Stay focused on your goals and be intentional.
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12

Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:25-27



This verse even seems to encourage writing your goals down, doesn't it?
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry..." Habakkuk 2:2-3


5. Have faith and hope in God:
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. SEEK HIM like #1 
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4 and Romans 1:17 Did you know many things are repeated in the Bible? Pay attention! These things are important!

Lately I see that when I lose faith that leads me right into SIN. Like worrying, you know worrying is a sin, right? 
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Matthew 6:25-26
God wants us to TRUST HIM. When I say, Oh I'll never be able to lose weight, that leads me right into a binge. Gluttony is a sin, just like drunkenness is! When I lose my faith and hope I want to GIVE UP.   
Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu143691.html
 Churchill was right, we should NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!

6. Work hard! 
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; Ecclesiastes 9:10
In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23
I work harder than many people with "real jobs" do! Please don't ask a stay at home mom if she "works" it's just rude! Say, "Do you work outside the home?" or something like that. She works very hard, she perhaps got woke up at 3:00am fed the baby, changed her diaper made lunch(es) and done a load of laundry all before you got out of bed!

7. SEEK HIM Oh did I already say that? It's that important. Just do it! Everything else will fall into place.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33

Other posts in this series: 
SEVEN STEPS TO A STUPEDOUS (LIFE) STORY  
SEVEN WAYS TO SHOW LOVE 


Perseverance

Sow, Pray, Plan
Work Wait, Dream
Plan ,Pray, Wait
Work, Play, Sleep
Someday you will REAP

From my upcoming NEW book of poetry, RED: Redeemed-Equipped- Delivered
 

Never, never, never give up.
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Never, never, never give up.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu143691.html
Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu143691.html

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