I love this verse! The Bible is so full of really practical instruction! We all have just so many hours in a day and we make choices every day how we're going to use those hours and days. I think we all know people who just seem to always focus on the negative... and for the most part they are just miserable most of the time, and can be miserable to be with too! Lol! Then there are other people in our lives who may suffer terribly with pain or other issues, yet their attitudes are so positive and it's uplifting just to be with them! I think at the heart of this difference is what we choose to focus our thoughts on. The Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he, and that's so true! It's hard sometimes not to get wrapped up in all the bad stuff going on around us, and it's hard not to focus on our own selves much of the time, but when we think about God and all He has done for us... when we focus our minds on things that are of eternal value, that really matters in life, and think of the good things.... not only are we more pleasant for others to be around, but we are happier and more effective ourselves!
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Lisa, Patti and Cindy
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