How to watch those words and thoughts

cartoon based on Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable and pleasing unto you

It can be difficult to have a good attitude when things just aren’t going according to our plans. We want things our own way. We think we have things all figured out and if everyone got on the same plan (our plan), life would be so much better.

but life never goes according to our plans, because we have seven billion other individuals with their own ideas of how things should be. Some of their plans are as legitimate as ours. Some of them are evil (and yes, you’ll have disagreements what is and isn’t evil). Some may have nice, if not naïve plans. And yes, some have plans to survive what we may find unimaginable.

Then there’s the plans an omniscient God’s has. We can’t understand why His plans wouldn’t be exactly the same as our own. And we can’t understand when tragedy and frustrations come our way. What should we do when things just don’t go the way we would like them to?

Keep our thoughts and words positive. It is critical to remember we don’t see the whole picture. Things may not be the way we want them now, but hang on. Everything will work out in the end. It never does any good to become bitter.

Help someone else out. Whenever we get self-focusded, we get miserable. Have you ever noticed the most selfish people are the most miserable? They reason being self-centered will bring them happiness when the opposite happens? When we focus on helping others, we end up helping ourselves.

Watch our words. When we talk of the future as if nothing but bad will happen, we end up creating the very things we don’t want. Have faith the future will be brighter. It is worth it to bring words of encouragement into your own life.

Our words, thoughts and actions matter. We matter. You matter! Things may not be the way you would want them to be right now, but hang on, help others, and bring words of hope and peace into your life today.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.