|Thinking of spring today|
Joy thieves come into your life and suck all the joy of living right out of it. My mom calls is "Eeyore Syndrome", "It's a beautiful day" you say, "Yeah but it's probably going to rain" Eeyore's response. Joy thieves don't let you truly enjoy a victory, event or your day. They will find something to complain about or warn you about. It is all very tiring. Without joy, I feel tired, lethargic, empty, warn plum out.
Here is my solution to Joy thieves…don't give them a place to dwell in your heart or home. We have to guard our hearts.
Proverbs 4:23 AMP "Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life."
Nehemiah 8:10b AMP "And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the LORD is your strength and stronghold."
Without being rude, rebut all their negativity with positive solutions. Choose to find the good and hold on tight to it. My dad often says, "Two men looking out through prison bars, one saw mud and the other saw stars". It's all in the way we look at things.
Today I will purpose in my heart to look at what is good. I will hold the good and release the bad. I will think of the goodness of God. I will see that I am His child and that I am loved. Today is going to be a good day!!!! It is the day that the LORD has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is MY BLESSED LIFE!!!!