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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Your Mind is Uneasy About Your Situation

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A few Sunday’s back we had a powerful sermon from a guest pastor. I must admit, every so often I looked at my pastor and questioned if he had told him all about my situation because it seemed he was talking only to me. It was  a powerful sermon to say the very least.

He spoke about how the Church should use the time of trial for God’s glory. He spoke to us on how to use the times of trial and season of waiting to meditate and experience what God wants to do with us. He mentioned that God is the most powerful and talented potter and He is looking to mold us during this time.

So here are 5 things to keep in mind when your mind is uneasy about your situation…

The first step to get through a trial is to STOP COMPLAINING.

So often we complain about what we don’t have, what we’re not doing, how bad things are and blah blah blah! And in the midst of all that complaining we fail to know two important things.

One, that complaining is the devil’s favorite music. It’s like we’re praising him because it gives him wiggle room to come in with doubt, fear and anxiety. Stop giving the devil a song to dance to with complaining.

Two, we fail to recognize ALL that we do have, ALL that God has made us and how blessed we are to simply be alive another day. It is easy to forget to praise God during the trial, especially if we don’t acknowledge that Praise increases our Power!

The second step is to get our minds right and have a clear and true image of who God really is.

God doesn’t exist to fulfill our will, we exist to fulfill His. He is our creator, so He knows what’s best for us even when we don’t. God is a merciful, powerful and amazing God who works on us even through trials. His will is perfect and allows both trials and blessings to strengthen us. We don’t need to know how He will do it, we just need to have faith that He will!

Third, lets do an inventory of our lives.

This is the toughest for all because it is easy to pray about what we want but how often do we pray for God to reveal to us our faults and a plan to fix those faults. A huge part of delayed blessings is not because God can’t do it or is just “teasing” us, He wants us to be transformed, renewed and READY!

So take inventory of your life. WHAT OR WHO have you allowed in your life? WHAT OR WHO occupies negative space in your heart and mind? How do we release that? Through prayer, fasting and you guessed it, more PRAYER! The one and only counselor is ready to hear you out. Speak to Him but after you speak to Him, stay a little longer and LISTEN. Be guided by His spirit so that your actions and words reflect His will.

Fourth, recognize who offers you the word!

So many of us have a roster of friends or family that we can call and talk to when things are great. But how many do we have that we can call when we don’t have money, when we lost our job, when we need a word of encouragement, or simply when we need an ear to listen, but not to speak? How many people can we call to PRAY with us? To tell us what we NEED to hear, not what we want to hear? Examine your circle and form a new one that pushes you to be a better person, that reinforces your relationship with God.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.” (Matthew 18:20)

Fifth and final step; Keep your eyes to the sky.

This means both literally and figuratively. The enemy loves to see us with our head down, worried, anxious, fearful and depressed. In his eyes, he has won. But the only time we should bow our head is to pray. At all other times we should hold our head high, in expectation of victory, humbled by the thought that God loves us and cares for us, and empowered by knowing that He goes before us, He lights our way and shields us from all that comes against us. We also must work towards getting to that wonderful place we hear about, through our actions, our words and through building that relationship with God DAILY.

Times might not always be easy, but we serve a faithful God who is with us every step of the way.

Stay faithful, search His word and guidance, and in all things thank God!

59 Comments

59 Comments

  1. Dresses

    June 8, 2017 at 3:55 am

    I am posting this on my twitter

  2. Yvonne Joseph

    June 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Lord have your way in my lifeAmen

  3. Mbali Mama'Amo Dipholo

    June 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Pls God forgive me for over thinking my problems .from today I give myself to you n all my problems Pls my Creator take control

  4. Lungiswa Peta

    June 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    That is our weakness in this world. We let our problems to over shadow us. Jesus is our Redeemer.

  5. Chidinma Okolochukwu Solomon

    May 31, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    0 yeah

  6. Jamie Marcus Mccurley

    May 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    And how about that. Angela Roberson. Liz Wilson. Leigh Wagner Patty Prestridge Fussell. God heard you. ❤️

  7. Arlwee Ortega

    May 31, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Right

  8. Nanteza Flora

    May 31, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Amen Thanks

  9. Priya Raj Shukla

    May 31, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I will not let Satan rule my mind…. Thank u Lord for this powerful message

  10. Priya Raj Shukla

    May 31, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Amen…. I will let Satan rule my mind… powerful sermon…

  11. Florence Philemon

    May 31, 2017 at 8:04 am

    God forgive me for over thinking about any problem. Have ur way Lord.

  12. Monica Kobe

    May 31, 2017 at 7:11 am

    eish its true.

  13. Chris Gomes

    May 31, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Jenisa Gomes

  14. Velynda Lee

    May 31, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Heather Lyn

  15. Sonya Alexander

    May 31, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Thank you, that shut me down!!!

  16. Katrina Davis

    May 31, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Nicole Price Batts

  17. Terry Daley

    May 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Amen

  18. Jo Ann Smith Ford

    May 30, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Addie Kristen Ford

  19. Shatina Salter

    May 30, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Alexandria James saw this and thought of you

  20. Cathy Ume

    May 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Amen. Thank you Jesus Christ.

  21. Marieglo Requiso

    May 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    God bless you!

  22. Lola Ayan

    May 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Lord have your way in my life

  23. Lisa K Reeder

    May 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’m praying, our family has been going through such a storm for years now, I’m trying to keep the Faith! Sometime it’s so hard to see liget at the end of the tunnel.

    • Moelelwa Martha Mashala

      May 31, 2017 at 2:51 am

      The Lord is with you. He is holding your hand and he is going to give your family victory. Just trust him.

  24. Brina Doc

    May 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Thank You

  25. Kandice Smith

    May 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    That 4th & 5th thing is my life right now!

  26. Maruati Hmar

    May 30, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Amen I really needed it

  27. Brenda Green

    May 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Amen keeping my faith

  28. Heather Hanson

    May 30, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    So true

  29. Diann Bond

    May 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Elora Leann Palmer

  30. Morgan Owens

    May 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  31. Mary Demmer

    May 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Amen !

  32. Garmei Kennedy

    May 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Sobtrue

  33. Lei Romero

    May 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Keep our faith

  34. Cyprian Nyachiro

    May 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    We need to pray without giving up,until something happen

  35. Melissa Coughlin

    May 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I needed this today.

  36. Sina Mabeta

    May 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Dee Dee Thatjane Amen

  37. Karen Teo

    May 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Marcel Oh

  38. Karen Teo

    May 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Penny Law

  39. Brandi Hope Colrud

    May 30, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Stacey Holler Anderson

  40. Dawn Hall

    May 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I am going through an illness and the devil is trying to keep my mind on my problem Lord please help me to keep my mind on you and your word Amen

  41. Olanike Enitan

    May 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Hmmmm

  42. Reana LeBlanc Cromeans

    May 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you thank you

  43. David N Michuki

    May 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    That’s true

  44. Charlotte Johnson

    May 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    This is so true. I’m going through something and my heart is trusting in God to have faith in Him. But this thick head of mine wants to put doubt in my way. Jesus fix it like You said You would.

  45. Marie White

    May 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Amen Abba !

  46. Sera Halstead Waisake

    May 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Thank You!! Amen

  47. Pinky Baldeo

    May 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Amen

  48. Apho Tobele Kinzamba

    May 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

    True

  49. Brendasykes Sykes

    May 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

    so so true help me Lord not to doubt in u Lord but trust u completely

  50. Malika Andrews

    May 30, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thank u for this word.

  51. Vickie Moss

    May 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Amen!

  52. Nancy Moreland

    May 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Amen!

  53. Cheryl Swanton Majors

    May 30, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Amen.

  54. Abundance Lyza Enobio

    May 30, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Thats right

  55. Otsanya Onmonya Comfort

    May 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

    That’s right

  56. Selena L'Estrange

    May 30, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Thank you and Amen!!! <3

  57. Jessica Rolon

    September 23, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This totally hit the spot! Many times although we know what to do we stay away from doing so only to do the total opposite. Thanks for sharing!

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