It’s a choice 

 All these things truly are choices, although we sometimes live as if we are shackled by our daily circumstances and obligated to be sucked into a vortex of busyness and living a joyless life.

Jesus came to give us a life more abundant, not one where we daily struggle to barely survive because we’re so stressed out.

If you have been living on the verge of a total meltdown or just barely surviving the daily grind, dragging through your days weary and broken inside- ask yourself “why?” Are you choosing to allow your circumstances to enslave your heart and mind?

Joy really is a choice.

 Choosing to live joyfully requires changing how we think about what’s going on around us instead of  being tossed about by a sea of emotional reactions. As the annoying, yet oddly wise, Disney song says “let it go, let it goooooooo oh….!”

Today, I’m choosing joy…in spite of it all! I’m choosing to slow down and live more intentionally. I’m choosing to not let worry squash my mind in its crushing vise. I’m choosing to “let go” of the negatives and grab hold of the overflowing mercies of God!

 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)

 

About Lisa Tompkins

child of God, writer, reader, daughter,sister, wife, mom of many, home-school teacher,pianist,singer, photographer, lover of life and really good coffee, and mixed media artist in the making
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One Response to It’s a choice 

  1. Alisa Beeny says:

    Such wise council! I know that God inspires these words and thoughts in you. I know you draw strength from them because they are from Him, but sharing them also gives others strength and these words from the Holy Spirit through your writings could possibly outlive us all because they are posted on the internet.. When we have both gone HOME. Your words inspired by God will still be helping others. Think about how marvelous that is! I’m very proud of you.

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