I know it is hard to know exactly what to say sometimes. My mom can be pretty negitive at times. One of the things my mom always told me as I was going up is that if you are ever concerned about what to do or say say a prayer to God and ask HIm to let His Holy Spirit lead you, and you will do and say the what is perfect.
I have spent a lifetime going from one job to another.....the longest I have stayed at 1 place was 8 years...my husband,my 3 sisters and 1 brother have been at the same jobs for years....I once said I wishI could find a job I was happy doing, sister #3 said I sometimes wish I had your courage to go out and try new things. I know God has been with me through all things, good and bad, but I truly believe He has lead me to a job I really like and can stay with....hopefully til I retire!....being comfortable is nce t times, but I always felt uncomfortable after a while....I think God was giving me a nudge to go, o out and find His purpose for my life.... Thisis has been thought provoking , thanks for posting "your thoughts out loud". Margaret
"Create in me a pure heart,O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me..." --Psalm 51:10--
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Oh, I hear you well. Right now I am challenged by a new acquaintance who lives in the "I can't..." "It's too hard..." "my health limits me because..." mindset. Nothing positive. Nothing hopeful...and she claims to be a Christian. I realize there are depressed, hopeless Christians everywhere. The challenge for me is to find the right balance of dealing with her to bring her hope and not condemn. Remind her that Christ is there for her. I can't just walk away...I feel that God is asking me to be a light. "Too comfortable" would be for me to walk away and let her be caught in her own mire. How to help a friend who prefers helplessness?
Be kind to yourself.
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I have been challenged several times in these past few months and so far i've made it through it. i know i have been through several things in just the last few weeks and have had to rely on God alone and pray and do it until it hurts. i can always rely on him whenever i need something done. it's like my father-in-law is going through some medical issues and i've been -praying for him and for it to be Gods will not mine. You see he may have cancer and we will found out today.
Well, hi everyone. My post below and this one, it is just me thinking out loud. There have been times in my life when I have been doing something and it is so hard for me to do I have been in prayer throughout the day just to get through it.
Now, those were very hard times in my life, or a difficult week. Although I would rather not go through it again, it was during those times I clung to God and learned how to rely on Him through it.
we are very good at keeping ourselves comfortable aren't we? I have found that God asks me to do at least one thing a year that I would rather not do. These things are always hard to do, and I am giving up something each time. I challenge you to step out, and step into the will of God.
It is when you completely sacrifice to the point you are not completely comfortable, or do something you really don't want to do- it is during those times you learn how to rely on God on a deeper level. For if we always keep ourselves comfortable how do we grow in relying on God? There are many ways we can & do rely on God. BUt the most challenging time I find myself relying on God is during the times in life I am serving God through sacrifice. Do whatever God asks you to do even if you don't feel like doing it.
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