Word 4U Today

CHANGE YOUR TUNE

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‘Let God transform … by changing the way you think’ Romans 12:2 NLT

 

Are there things in your life that are just stressing you out at the moment?

A situation? A person? Your church?

The Bible is pretty clear on the way change comes about– no matter what the problem is; it begins with us.

By ‘the renewing of your mind’ (NIV), we automatically become more understanding, more patient, and far wiser about how to deal with it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Here are a few ways that you might help to continually change your attitude:

A) Apologize. You know that person you kind-of-know you might have upset? You probably did. Don’t wait around; be honest about whatever mistake(s) you’ve made.

B) View setbacks as detours, not dead ends and see what there is to learn for next time.

C) Think about who you’re listening to; keep the positive godly influences and tune out the negative.

D) Choose not to complain; work on figuring out more productive solutions and approaches.

Above all,

E) Self-control – have some! Frustration easily leads to saying things that aren’t helpful,

tweeting or Facebooking things you shouldn’t,

rebelling against people in authority and making on-the-spot-not-thought-out decisions.

If you’re angry, take a walk, go for a run, take deep breaths, and calm yourself down. Don’t act until you’re calm!

 

What now?

Apologizing is your first stop here. Ask God to remind you of those outstanding apologies you need to make. Swallow that pride and apologize before you forget!

Joy Ferdiz

September 11th, 2013

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