For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m posting about one of my favorite things: Living the life you were born to live. I’ve been so blessed with a family that constantly encourages me and builds me up and I want to pass that along to y’all! I’ll be traveling a lot during the month, so some of the posts are scheduled ahead of time and answering comments might take some time. I’ll try and keep up though. Thanks for stopping by!
M is for Mindset
For some reason, a lot of Christians seem to think that it’s a sin to say anything good about themselves. They seem to think that walking around, talking about how horrible of a sinner they are is what they’re supposed to do. And while it’s true that all our righteousness is as filthy rags, if you are God’s child, then you are redeemed and washed clean in Him. Guess what, you can do amazing things! Not because of your own amazingness, but because an amazing God created you. (And, of course non-christians were created by God, too, so they can do amazing things as well!)
When I see people fuss about how they look, how untalented they are, or what they can’t do, it makes me sad. It makes me think of the wonderful person God created, hidden under all the negativity.
In Philippians 4:8 it says:
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever
is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Does that sound like focusing on your shortcomings right there? No! When our mindset isn’t right, it can be detrimental to everything we do. Why don’t you try focusing on the things you’re good at? It can be hard at times, but if you really try it, I think you’ll be amazed, because you are able to make a difference!
(Note: I’m not saying humans are perfect or can do anything. We live in a fallen world and are fallen people. We are made in the image of God though.)