My state of mind influences my experience of life. If I feel sad or troubled, I consider how my attitude is affecting my perceptions and interactions with others. Are my thoughts supporting me in my goal to be confident, productive, and positive? Or am I blocking my good?
When I am ready for an attitude adjustment, I align my thoughts with the truth: I am an expression of God—capable, loved, and supported. I call upon my spiritual gifts to guide me. As I do, I experience greater wisdom, faith, strength, and understanding.
Blessed by Spirit, I maintain a positive attitude and bring love to all I do. With this mindset, I see good everywhere.
For it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.—Philippians 2:13
Let Go, Let God I learn and grow as I let go and move forward with God.
Life gives us a sequence of events to teach us to let go. As toddlers, we let go of an adult’s hand to take our first steps. As children, we let go of the security of our parents’ care to attend school. Finally, we leave our family home and live on our own. Each experience of letting go gives us an opportunity to grow in confidence.
As life progresses, we learn to release those feelings and memories that do not benefit us. If we find it difficult to let go, we remember times we said goodbye to difficulties and received something better in the long run.
I affirm:I am never alone when it is time to let go, for I am always one with God, my Light and my Protector.
Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.—Psalm 143:8
Upon awakening, I meditate or say a prayer of thanks for the day ahead. Rested and replenished, I pledge to make the most of this beautiful day.
I know I have all I need for any situation. If stress surfaces, I take a moment to connect with God. Closing my eyes, I imagine a restful, beautiful scene. I embrace life and emerge reenergized.
I stop at points throughout the day to breathe deeply and savor God’s presence. In the evening, I recharge for tomorrow. I prepare for sleep just as I began the day—with meditation or prayer. I am grateful for the time I took to connect with God today.
He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.—Mark 6:31