Good morning! It is Tuesday and I am headed to Cleveland, Georgia to watch some playoff soccer! It’s a long one day trip but it is totally worth it. Don’t you love it when God gives you something that you need even though you may not want it. This morning, He hit me with a scripture, and I had to stop and tell Him, “I am guilty.”
Philippians 2:12-15 says, “My dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence-continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation.” Have you ever found yourself in a season of complaining or arguing? It is so easy to get stuck there, but God is calling us to move from that spot! It’s so easy to be critical, and when things are not going our way, and we tend to complain! Is your work making you frustrated? Are your kids driving you up the wall? Is you car always messing up? My natural response is to complain and I know I am guilty. What about you?
It’s hard to always be positive and encouraging in a very critical and negative world. But God has called us to a higher standard, and He has given us everything we need to be positive in negative situations. Hebrews 13:20-21 says, “May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.” God is working in you, giving us a desire and power to do what pleases Him! I want to encourage you this morning to take your eyes off of self and place them on your Heavenly Father. Ask Him to change your heart and give you a fresh perspective on life. Stay prayed up and continue to workout your salvation with fear and trembling. I don’t know about you, but I am a work in progress!!😁 Have an awesome Tuesday and stay positive!