Are you primarily focused on your thoughts
Do you rush to feel sorry for yourself,
thinking others have a better life,
with less problems?
When bad things happen
do you see yourself as a victum more than an overcomer?
Do you see your life as being bad
while you see other people's lives
as always being good?
Are you experiencing depression
Do you focus of your failures?
If any of these awful traits belong to you,
would you consider getting rid of them?
Would you consider reading God's Word
every day and asking God to help
you make the needed changes?
Would you think about being strong
standing up for a better thought pattern, one that
thanks God for whatever comes your way,
instead of grumbling, being depressedand.
Why let yourself be wrapped in that
warm, soft blanket of self-pity.
It profits you nothing.
And it has no future blessing.
Ask God to help you focus on Him.
Ask Him to help you care about other people
minister to their needs.
It is impossible, in and of ourselves,
to love our enemies,
because we are consumed with loving ourselves,
loving what we think and do.
So how are you and me to love our enemies?
Scripture says, " [Not in your own strength] for it is God
who is all the while effectually at work in you - energizing and creating in you the power and desire - both to will and to work for His good pleasure
and satisfaction and delight" (Philippians 2:13 AMP).
Everything you need to live a successful and happy life
is found in Him alone.
Only the Lord Jesus can give you a true change of heart,
a forgiving spirit and a desire to give love
without getting something in return.
God says that in order to be accepted by Him,
we must truly love him and our enemies,
even those who are ungrateful and rebellious towards Him.
We are to do good, and not harm, to our enemies.
As you recognize sin in your heart,
ask God to create within you
a clean heart and renew a right spirit within you.
Also, examine your cravings. If they do not line up with God's Word,
talk to Him about them.
Repent and turn from your sinful way
and ask Him to make Himself known to you through His