Define your Blessings!
Who taught you who you are or whom you think you are? Most say, Parents, siblings, teachers, relatives, doctors, pastors and the media are their biggest influencers. We have come to our own conclusion from past experiences we have had and now believe to be true or beliefs of things that have been handed down for years.
I have really been focusing on what I believe and where it has come from regarding cloudy days. It seems that I am going to have to live my life with a forth of my days without sunshine. The last few months we have had more then usual cloudy days and I?m tired of being sick and tired of them. I have heard more people complain about it lately and I can see how I have come to my definition of a cloudy day and how it makes me feel like eating homemade chocolate chip cookies all day, (maybe not a bad thing) lazy, frumpy and cold. I?ve decided to redefine my definition of a cloudy day using scripture and experience the rest of those days full of energy and fun.
Scripture says: This is the day the Lord has made, We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118) It doesn?t add; except on cloudy days! It doesn?t even say maybe we will be glad if we decide to be. It says rejoice and be glad, period, no reasoning allowed. If you wake up and God has made you another day, cloudy, rainy, snowy, or sunny ? rejoices, I?m going to! It helps me to remember my new found definition by picking out something special to wear, take a little extra time getting ready and do a little dance as I get ready to leave with a swift hip movement to close the door while singing the above scripture and repeating it every time I find myself defining it with my old depressing definition.
It seems from the scripture above and these below being glad is a good thing. ?a merry heart doeth good like a medicine,? Proverbs 17:22 and ?Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior,? Habakkuk 3:18
Circumstances don?t really matter as much as what you believe to be true or what you have decided not to be true. Are some of your beliefs / definitions hurting or helping you?