Thursday, July 16, 2009

Changing my ways of thinking.

for the past couple of days I have been making posts and deleting them over and over again.
I have had so much on my mind and I have not been sure how to put it in words.
So please bear with me as I try my hardest to make this post make sense.

I read Mrs. R's blog today.

THIS post was so amazingly perfect for me.
I can't even explain how much I needed it at this very moment in my life.

In this post,
she had this video:

this video was like a punch in the face for me.
I need to change my ways of thinking.
I need to change how I am dealing with the three issues I have been faced with lately.

let me point out some of the words in this video that hit me SO hard:

"In your life, there have to be challenges. They will either bring you closer to God and therefore make you stronger, or they can destroy you. But you make the decision of which road you take."

"Put all frustrations, hurt feelings, and grumblings into the perspective of your eternal hope. Light will flow into your soul.

"God knows better than you what you need. He always attempts to speak to you. Listen, and follow the uncomfortable suggestions that he makes to us -- everything will fall into place."

"When you cannot love someone, look into that persons eyes long enough to find the hidden rudiments of the child of God in him."

"If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again."

"Avoid at all costs any pessimistic, negative or criticizing thoughts. If you cannot cut them out, they will do you harm."

"Avoid rush and haste and uncontrolled words"

"When you are compelled to give up something or when things that are dear to you are withdrawn from you, know that this is your lesson to be learned right now. But know also that as you are learning this lesson, God wants to give you something better."

Every single one of these words performed miracles on me today.

I am so grateful that Mrs. R made that post.
I feel like I have a new mindset now.


Nicole said...

Wow I'm so glad you posted this. I am really struggling right now too! You always know just what to write to help me feel better..and remind me that I'm not the only one stuggling right now! You have helped me so much in the last few months and not a day goes by that I don't think about you! I need to email you again for some more encouragement!

Mae AJ and Conner said...

WOW!!! that gave me chills. I needed that.. thank you!!!

StefanieJinelle said...

I honestly love those quotes. I've been bitter about a few things lately and it's when friends say things about God it makes me realize he's been there all along and I've been sort of shutting him out. He has helped me so much and I've been too busy thinking about myself. I am on the verge of tears thinking about how selfish I've been. Thank you so much for posting.

Amanda said...

yes i'm coming home :) we can hangout if you want.. except.. i need a job

cosmic creepers said...

andee you are plain amazing really. thanks for this post. really, in the biggest sense, thank you.

Amanda said...

My response to other blog... ha ha. Since it no longer exists.

Hate doesn't hurt?

"When we burden ourselves with anger, hate, and vengeance, we forfeit the blessings of having the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We invite the spirit of the adversary into our lives and thus limit our own progress toward exaltation when we are unforgiving. We invite the Holy Spirit into our lives when we follow the example of Jesus Christ and truly forgive."

-Preparing for Exaltation: Teacher’s Manual (ha)

mom said...

That really was perfect. I needed that too. Thank you.