So many things can happen to us that we have no control over. We can get exposed to someone who gives us the flu even if we strive to stay healthy. We can end up in a car accident even when we follow all the traffic rules. We can lose a job even if we’re the most conscientious and faithful employee in the world.
One thing that we do have control over is our reaction to things that happen. Will we respond with faith or fear? Optimism or pessimism? Hope or despair? Trust or blame? Even if you can’t change certain aspects of your circumstances, so much can be changed by your outlook, your perspective, and your responses. You can transform your entire life by choosing to react with faith instead of worry, with hope instead of despair.
When you do this, you give God a chance to come in and work on your behalf, and He will! God’s Spirit is not one of fear or worry, but one of power and love. He will give you the power to look at any difficulty or tendency to worry through His eyes. He will give you the ability to trust in His loving hands to work everything out for your good. God can even give you the self-discipline to take on attributes of faith and trust rather than fear and timidity. Give Him a chance and let His Spirit fill your spirit with good things. Take control by letting Him in.
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