We can actually choose joy and peace and love. We can live out those things regardless of what anyone else is doing or what is happening around us. We can take actions to make what we want reality. What do you want today?
“You have to be very clear what you want in order to succeed.”
Hezelle Goodman; actress, comedian
What do you want? I mean, just for today, what do you want? Forget about tomorrow. Forget about next week. Forget about next year. What do you want today? You know what I want? I want those three famous things that everyone wants. Peace, joy and love. Can I do anything right now that will give me those three things? I can be at peace about where I am this very moment. Alone or with family. By myself or in a crowd. I can choose to be at peace today. I can choose to put worry, doubt, and fretting off until another time. Today can be a vacation day. I’m taking a vacation from worry. I can choose joy. I can make a list of 10 things I can be joyful about this very moment. Choose to do something you, your own free self, wants to do and then be joyful about whatever it is.And then, always, always we can choose love. Don’t worry about whether anyone else chooses to love or not. You can make that powerful choice. Love your dog or your cat. Love your children. Love your grandchildren. Love your friends. Love your neighbor. Love the person at the grocery store or the post office. Choose to love every single person you come in contact with today. Say in your heart: I choose to love you today and wish you well. You can have the desires of your heart. God guarantees it. So be very, very clear about what it is you want. Peace, joy and love are good places to start.
“Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.”