As I share with you all beautiful moments, I have been filled with complaints. Complaining that I have to stay home, that my job placed me on furlough, that I can’t go get my nails done or go out to eat. All of which are trivial things that don’t matter. I would’ve stayed in this place but while scrolling on Facebook this past week I saw a post written by my father speaking on ” The Blessing of Loneliness” . Immediately I was convicted, here I was complaining while he was appreciative of the alone time he had been blessed with; a fresh, positive perspective.
Matthew 15:11 says “It is not what goes in the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person”
Had I been forced to work during this time I would be upset about it; before I was furloughed I was complaining about arriving to work everyday.
The common denominator was ME, my mindset. Choosing to think and speak negatively regardless of what blessings were right in front of me.
Romans 12:2 says “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
My mind had to be renewed and to accomplish this, I had to be in the exact place and space that he had already placed me in. Time ALONE, drowning out the noise, not being distracted by issues at work or any other activity that was not in line with this purpose of this moment. Then using the tools I’ve already been given ; praying, meditating, fasting, LISTENING.
Before this situation, I was working on this but when there were bumps in the road I would sway. It is important for me to stay in this place, in this head space. I must be consistent in doing the work and possibly remove myself from others that just can’t let the negativity go.
There’s nothing more beautiful than renewing your mind, releasing the negative, and choosing positive mindsets and surroundings.