Romans 12:21 (AMP) 21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.
It is time we celebrate our victories rather than focus on mistakes. By changing our focus we can change our outlook in life. We can stop focusing on what is wrong in our lives and start focusing on what is good in our lives. We can do what we can do about things and the things we cannot do anything about we can give to God.
I tend to be a happy person regardless of my circumstances. People don’t understand that and think I should be more upset and that I’m putting on a front. The truth is, it is okay for us to enjoy life while we have problems. Just because we enjoy life it doesn’t mean we don’t have problems. We can enjoy life because we have faith and know God is working on our problems.
Luke 15:32 (AMP) 32 But it was fitting to make merry, to [a]revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!
A lot of us have a difficult time enjoying life because we think we are in control of the outcome. We try to cast our care to God but we don’t really give our problem to Him. We tend to pray and when God is not fixing our life the way we think He should be, we tend to start trying to fix things ourselves. That doesn’t always work out so well. We start to feel discouraged when we look at the results of our actions. The key is knowing what we should take action on and what we should let God take action on. We are a partner with God.
No matter what is going on in our lives we can have a good finish. God has a great plan for our lives – so does the devil. It is important that we overcome the bad thoughts and events with good thoughts and actions in our lives. We have to focus on what we are doing right in life rather than focus on everything we are doing wrong. We need to take time to celebrate our victories and give ourselves a break. We should never, ever feel guilty for celebrating victory or resting.
Luke 15:7 (AMP) 7 Thus, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one [[a]especially] wicked person who repents ([b]changes his mind, abhorring his errors and misdeeds, and determines to enter upon a better course of life) than over ninety-nine righteous persons who have no need of repentance.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen