“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
Some days, life can bring us down and Satan can have a firm hold on us making us think just how bad we have it, when things don’t go the way we want them to. If things don’t go our way, we often start to complain and vent. It may help you feel better in the moment, but it can only lead to more negativity throughout your day. Our attitudes play a big part in how we react to hard days. We can sit back and complain about how things are going wrong, or we can look to God, and pray about the things we feel. We often find the ultimate peace that He alone can bring us, after we lift things up to Him in prayer. He didn’t give us the ultimate connection to Himself, 24/7 for no reason. We can use prayer as a go to weapon against negative thoughts. He wants us to come to Him no matter the time of day or night, no matter how we feel.
The book of Ecclesiastes gives us another look into the way God wants us to live our lives. Ecclesiastes 5:19 says, “15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 6:9 says “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind.” (NLT)
God’s will is that we enjoy life and make the most of it. Not just when the weather is nice. He wants us to look for new and exciting ways to experience life. Some of the exciting ways He has helped me enjoy my life is by reading new verses in the Bible that I hadn’t read before. Another way He allows me to enjoy my life is through singing. It is a way to relieve stress and a way to improve my ability. He has also given me a love for photography and writing. I want to use all those talents to the best of my ability and learn how to enjoy life, through using those gifts that He has given me.
Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 says, “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”
Everything we have is a blessing from God. Our attitudes affect how we see the blessings in life. Our attitudes can be tuned in to the goodness He gives us, or our attitudes can block out the goodness He gives us. Being happy doesn’t have to be a sometime thing. It can be an all-time thing, especially with God at our side.