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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

How are Your Mondays?

Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
The Lord is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.
(psalm 28:7-9)

For many folks Mondays are not fun days. They force themselves to get up and make their way to a place they don't want to be and to do work they don't want to do. Life is too short to live with this kind of attitude.

I wonder what could happen if you got up with a thankful heart and said a simple prayer, telling the Lord how grateful you are to even have a job? I wonder what might occur if you went into the office with an incredibly positive attitude? What if you actually did all YOU could do to make the company better and your boss shine? Is any of this even possible?

Personally I believe that you can choose each morning to be bitter or to get better. I thank the Lord for all He has provided. I thank Him in the good times and the bad times. I go to the office fully expecting to be used by the Lord, empowered by His Spirit and to be a blessing to all of those that I will connect with. It’s not about my strength, its about His strength at work in me.

God wants to make you smile today. He is your support staff and your greatest cheerleader. How about starting out this week by being thankful for all you do have instead of complaining about all that you don't have? This could be the greatest day…the most amazing week of the year so far as He blessed you and surrounds you with favor. Couldn’t you stand a bit a GOOD NEWS? Praying for YOU today!