Blogging everyday is not as easy as it sounds. Some days I just can't think of what I want to say. Since today is Sunday I thought today I'd devote my post to God's word. Here are the six verses I have chosen and a little background as to why they stood out to me.
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."-Proverbs 16:9
I chose this one because sometimes it is hard to understand why things happen the way they do. I wanted to remind myself that the Lord determines my steps in life. He knows what is in my heart and He makes a way for me.
"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall."-Psalm 55:22
I am a worrier. I have anxiety like nobody's business. This one was to remind me that I have somewhere to place those worries.
"...Not only so, but we also rejoice in our suffering because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character-
This passage was to remind me that all the bad things I may go through in life are not needless. Everything I go through can help me develop to be the best person I can be.
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged."-Matthew 7:1
This last one was because lately I have been catching myself judging people sometimes. Maybe I don't agree with their actions or maybe they have a personality trait that gets on my nerves or maybe they are wearing something crazy. This verse reminds me of my biggest fear: people judging me. I'm sure it happens; it makes me self-conscious and probably doesn't help my self-esteem. I'm probably so aware of it because I do it. But maybe I shouldn't judge, but appreciate. Appreciate that everyone is on their own individual journey in life and they my not think or act or look exactly the way I want them to, but that is ok because it is their journey, not mine. Then maybe I won't be so aware or care about people judging me.
(The continuation of that verse is: "For the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." -Matthew 7:2)
So that is where my thoughts have been lately. But I need to get some more focus on not just my thoughts, but my activities if I am going to accomplish my Before 40 list.