Saturday, 19 May 2012

If Only

He who tends a fig tree eat its fruit....
Proverbs 27:18

It’s easy to get stuck in the trap of thinking that if only your circumstances would just change, then life would be better. You might think, “If I got a new job, or a new house or had better friends, then I would really be happy.” But I’ve learned that often times, God changes us before He changes our circumstances. We are thinking, “If only my circumstances would change,” when God may be thinking, “If only your attitude would change!”
Today, if you’ve been thinking, “If only,” it’s time to turn your thoughts around. Don’t allow negative thinking to direct your attitude or affect how you treat others. Instead, begin to thank God for what He has planned for you. Bloom where you are planted. Tend to what God has placed in your hand. If you will focus on what you have instead of focusing on what you don’t have, then God can bless you and multiply you and lead you forward into the destiny He has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for Your goodness and grace upon my life. Today I choose to turn my thoughts around and focus on what You have placed in my hands. I will be faithful knowing that You are faithful, and that You have a good plan in store for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.

 By Joel & Victoria Osteen

1 comment:

  1. Ferdinand,
    While I was reading this, I thought to myself, this is something that sounds like Joel Osteen, and then I looked at the quote and saw his name. I have read and watched Joel Osteen and some of the words he says. Yes, I do believe that God wants us to change our attitude before He changes things for us. Thank you so much for reminding me of this. I hope you have a good weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley