So if we are committed to being anxious about nothing, but full of gratefulness and trust, how do we go about it?
The next step in stage is to make a realistic plan.
This year, my plan was to buy laracasey’s power sheets, pick a word for the year and think about that word everyday. The word is PRAISE and I want to remember to PRAISE God every day. (Gratefulness+trust). I did great for January. Then… life.
There will be problems/pitfalls.
So I needed some accountability (support from friends/family) and probably some positive reinforcement (maybe a new CD or attend a worship night somewhere to get a kickstart again).
In your journey toward achieving your dreams while bearing the fruits of the spirit you will need to regularly recognize your unhealthy behaviors and thoughts and substitute some healthy ones. Recognizing the bad is the first step! Then make another step to feed yourself what is GOOD and TRUE.
[You are brilliant. You have been created from dust with a purpose and in love. You are beautiful. You were seen as SO worth it by GOD. All things can be made new. He will complete his work that he has begun. All people have hope.]
Speak these things over yourself.
Write them down and read them daily.
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”-Mark Twain