Day 299: Merry Go Round (October 26)

I see people lining up at the beginning of their day, ready to step onto a merry go round.  They are not smiling and not happy, because it’s not the merry go round of childhood joys, it’s a merry go round of the constant battles of life.

Do you ever feel like you are fighting the same battle over and over again?  Do you wonder, “How many times will I have to go through this?”  I absolutely know that I have felt this way.

Have you ever stopped and asked God why this is so?  I have.  And it always leads me to reflect upon my personal responses and behaviors.  In other words, if you (or I) are fighting the same thing over and over again, then something within ourselves needs to be changed.

It could be a simple thought pattern.  It could be an area of sin.  It could be that God is strengthening you in a certain way, but no matter what, make sure you stop and ask.  There is no reason to mindlessly fight the same battle every day.

Life changes.  Seasons shift.  That’s the true way of things.  What we carry in our spirit attracts other spirits.  It’s true.  Have you ever noticed how certain types of people always seem to find each other in new groups?  Like speaks to like, is what we always say.  That’s true, but I’ve really discovered it’s our spirits attracting others.  I really want my spirit to attract the optimists.  The overcomers.  The unstoppables.  The intimate worshipers.  What would you like to attract?

Think about that as you head out into this day.  Be the person you want to attract.  Be the better you.

And if you happen to feel like the child who fell off their horse on the merry go round and got dragged around on the ground as it relentlessly continued to circle, just make a decision to stop.  Take command of your thoughts and hold each one captive unto the Lord.  Make a decision to find joy and learn how to walk in it.  Believe me, it can be done.

Blessings friend.

I find such encouragement from the following verses…..

How priceless is Your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.  They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give them drink from Your river of delights.  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.  Continue Your love to those who know You, Your righteousness to the upright in heart.  Psalm 36:7-10