| Dealing with Strife |
Lack of control, enraged, bitterness and resentment. These are just some of the fruits that come from strife. Strife can tear away at us like a dog tearing away at the flesh. It affects us and the people around us. Our lives can become difficult.
We need to shut out strife from our lives. Strife keeps God’s blessing and anointing and joy out. If we ignore the effects of strife, it will being to poison our attitudes. It will also affect our relationships.
You must recognize it. Learn to control your manner of speech and talk calmly through disagreements. Don’t allow pride, resentment or jealousy get the best of you. Immediately try to restore peace. You don’t have to agree on an issue, only let it go. Change your pride to humility and your sharp tongue to quietness.
How does one find happiness? Where do you look? And once you find it, how do you hold on to it? I believe that happiness can be found within ourselves.
If you could grab a hold of your heart and open it up like thumbing through pages of a book, what would your pages say? What would the title on your book be? We are all books with many chapters. Some chapters are happy, joyous and uplifting while others are sad, lonely and filled with drama. You cannot rely on someone else for your happiness. If you can’t love and respect yourself, no one else will be able to make that happen.
Decide today how you want to live your life. Being happy doesn’t mean that your life is going to be perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections that come. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.