Here is a list of four sayings that if used appropriately will help you have a better and more enjoyable day:
1. “I Am So Blessed” – Use this saying any time you’re tempted to feel sorry for yourself. Use it to help you remember you have so much more than you deserve. God has been gracious with you and has given you so very much! Just remember to tell yourself constantly, “I am so blessed.”
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
2. “Lord Willing” – We live our lives with great expectations about uncertain things! Having these kinds of expectations is a recipe for great disappointment. If you want to have a great day, say about everything in the future, “Lord willing.” Just remember that you are not the Sovereign Lord of the Universe–He is! And some things are in His hands and not yours!
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that’” (James 4:13-14).
3. “Its Not About Me!” – This life is not about you! Your day is not about you! It is not about how much fun you have. It is not about whether or not you feel happy, fulfilled, excited–this day is about God! The more you remember that every moment is about glorifying Him and it is not about you, the happier you will be!
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
4. “No!” – Most of the trouble in our lives is caused by sin. And sin is avoidable (1 Corinthians 10:13). All you have to do is say “no!” Imagine how much better your life would be if you said “no” to worry, gluttony, laziness, gossip, deceit, covetousness, bitterness, etc. Just say “NO!” to sin!
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:11-12).
I hope you have a wonderful day!
—Wes McAdams; RadicallyChristian.com