Daily Delight

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Where is your head at today? Did you wake up feeling refreshed and thankful, or was your heart bogged down by critical thoughts before your feet even hit the floor? We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes, but it's up to us to determine whether or not we stay in that gloomy place. We are what we think (Proverbs 23:7) and our mindset establishes the tone for the way we operate.

I often feel like my mind is racing, and when it does take a moment to finally slow down, I'm bombarded by all the the things I've said or done that were wrong. I could have had a fantastic day, but as I lay in the bed at night, I'll want to zoom in on the less than perfect moments and attempt to make those greater than the good.

The truth is that even on the worst days you can find the silver lining. It's not always grand and obvious but it's there. You could be at your wits end with frustration, worried about what tomorrow will bring, or deeply disappointed in yourself, but if you look to God you will be encouraged! It may be the very thing you've taken for granted, seemingly small and insignificant in your eyes, but it's still worth rejoicing in. 

I challenge you to minimize the negative and magnify the positive today. Smile at a stranger, count your blessings, and if you still find yourself in a dark and lonely place, turn to Jesus and allow His comfort to wash over you with the truth that in Him you are never, ever alone.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
-Philippians‬ ‭4:8 (MSG‬‬) 


About the Author

Patricia A. Taylor≫ ≫Patricia is a California native making the most of her new roots in Georgia, even in the absence of In-N-Out Burger and her beloved SF Giants. She is the proud wife of an amazing, godly man, and mama to two precious girls. She works part-time as a breastfeeding peer counselor, and firmly believes that motherhood, like life, is a journey best shared with others. Her heart’s desire is to cultivate down-to-earth and faith-filled connections where real experiences are shared, and sincere encouragement is given. Above all, she wants her faith and obedience to glorify God.

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