We are going to continue on our journey exploring how to handle “Turning Points” in our lives. Remember a “turning point” can be a new job, getting married, a new home, divorce, bankruptcy, losing a loved one and many other things life brings to us. How we handle these changes in our lives makes all the difference in the world. We will continue probing into the subject of laughter, since laughter is such a great antidote for life.
Proverbs 17:22 Amplified Version ” A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Remember laughter is free and it doesn’t have any known bad side effects. You can’t “overdose” on laughter! Laughter only has positive effects on each of us! Best of all it is contagious!
The choice is yours. You can either stay depressed, blue, under the weather or whatever else you want to call it or you can choose to add some laughter to your day. You cannot be a victor and a victim at the same time. You are either a victor or a victim. You cannot be bitter and get better at the same time. Say out loud with your mouth to yourself…”I am not going to be bitter! I am going to be better! I am not going to live in this victim mentality! I am going to be victorious!” Let’s face it, no one wants to be around a depressed, moody, bitter, victim mentality person! When you live with a victim mentality, you are allowing other people to control your life and destiny.
The Bible says: CHOOSE LIFE
Deuteronomy 30:19 The Message (MSG)
Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, He is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
We have the God-given choice to choose how we want to live our life. We can choose to be a victim or be a victor! You are never alone! God says in His Word:
Hebrews 13:5 God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Therefore even if you feel alone and like no one else is in your corner…you are NEVER alone! GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE!!! He is for you and the Bible also says in Romans 8:31, ” If God is for you, who can be against you?” Nobody! God and you are a majority!!! So watch a funny movie/show. Watch yesterday’s blog. You laugh like this…hahaha…hehehe…hohoho…. : )
The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength & Stronghold
Nehemiah 8:10 Amplified Version “And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.”
If the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold, then what is the opposite of that? Weakness and being exposed to everything that comes down the pike. Say: I choose life! I choose to make God my strength and my stronghold!