Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
DO WE HAVE TO?
Our bad attitudes keep us from enjoying life. When our attitudes are not right, we won’t enjoy what we are doing. When we feel as if we have to do something rather than we get to do something, we feel what we are doing is more of a chore than an opportunity and may be tempted to do wrong. God doesn’t want us to feel as if we have to do something out of obligation. He wants us to be excited that we were chosen to get something to do for His purpose. When we stay in the “have to” mode in life, we won’t be happy and we will be more tempted to do things that are not part of God’s plan for us.
Ephesians 4:23 “Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us not be children who say “do we have to?” Help us to be Your children who are excited about the life You have given us and look at every opportunity to do good for You and to help others. We know that life will not always be easy and the challenges may seem hard and overwhelming. But we also know that You will not give us anything we can’t handle and we should move ahead enjoying what we get to do in life so we can enjoy what opportunities You have planned for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If we have something that has to be done, wouldn’t it be better to just enjoy the process rather than complain while doing it?
There are things in life that we will have to do but when we change our attitudes about them, we will be excited that we get to do them.
Feeling as if we “have to” do something rather than we “get to” do something will drain us before we even begin.
God wants us to be happy in all we do…even the things we don’t feel like we should be doing.
We all have things to do that we feel are annoying or useless but God doesn’t give us things to do without reason. That is why we should enjoy all we do and work for the Lord and not man.
Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (NLT)