Recently I encountered an... um, an unfavorable circumstance. Not going to go too much into detail as it's not really necessary. But, it was something that I didn't expect and it made me a little uneasy. Particulary because it was so unexpected. For a time period, I sulked about it. I cried a little. I was upset. All normal responses to an unfortunate situation. I could see the potential of this situation really getting me down. Which is when I realized how vital it was for me to pull myself out of the funk and keep it moving.

Luke 12:25 (Amplified Bible)
 And which of you by being overly anxious and troubled with cares can add a [a]cubit to his stature or a moment [unit] of time to his [b]age [the length of his life]
Worrying about a situation, especially one you can't change, is a waste of time. Time that you can never get back. Now, sure, because we are human and have the nature of humans, we feel things, we experience things, and we react. But we also must reach a level of maturity where we can say, "Now, look-a-here, self. It is what it is and that's all it is. Your only two options are to either live with it... or die."


Philipians 4:8 (KJV)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

This is one way the Bible tells us how to pull ourselves out of a funk. Change what you think about. Continuing to focus on the negative things, particularly the ones you can't change, only drives you deeper and deeper into the never ending pit. Conversely, focusing on positive aspects of life help you to realize that there is still hope. As the scripture says, focus your time and energy on whatsoever is just. This causes you to see things as just. Focus your time and energy on whatsoever things are lovely. This causes you to see things as lovely.

Now I agree, this isn't always an easy thing to do. Usually, it's rather hard. You must train yourself to focus on the good. You must learn discipline to control your mind and not let it control you.


Romans 12:2 (KJV)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
We have to renew our minds. These old, human things oftentimes want to think on "I can't; I don't; It will never." We have to renew our minds to where we can see things through the view of, "I can; I do; It will."

Think on your health. Think on your stability. Think on your family. Think on your supportive friends. Think on your talents and gifts. Think on your bond with your significant other. Think on an all seeing, all knowing, all powerful, omnipotent God who cares for you, who loves you and who is always with you. A God who wants to see you triumph. A God who wants the best for you. Think on all the things. And then, smile.

Now go and have yo'self a great weekend!


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Let me know what you think! But please be nice. Being negative is just no fun. K?