You have 7 seconds after a thought to make a decision, and in my opinion, it all depends on the type of person. Some people don’t think— they react.
The more spiritual you become, the more that you will notice the gap, now that’s not to say you will not still react to something that you don’t agree with, but if at that moment you feel the need to reply as you know the person is wrong or have their facts wrong.
Take a moment to think… will me replying help the situation? If the person is sensitive or doesn’t take feedback very well, no matter how you correct them, it will not go down well.
Many people in my life can not take being corrected, so what I have learnt to do is go along with them.
Now I’m not perfect, I still reply when I know it’s the wrong thing to do, but the more that you can bite your tongue, and keep your thoughts to yourself the happier you will be.
If someone is continually annoying you the best approach you can take is wait until the right moment to give them constructive feedback, there is a better chance of a good response, and your feedback listened too.
I realize that sometimes it is very difficult to let go of the past. I remember the things people have done that hurt me or offended me in someway, and when I see that behavior happening again it is hard not to revert back to the other times it happened.
But I know that if we already resolved those past offenses, it is only right that I truly let them go.
Please help me to move on and to not hold those offenses against others anymore. Clear my mind of them and heal my wounds in Jesus name AMEN!
Franklin D. Roosevelt the 32nd president of the United States once said: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Behind every great work there has been hour and hours of practise. There is no such thing as an over night success.
Self love should not be confused with arrogance or ego. Self love is accepting yourself just the way you are, flaws and all.
We were all made differently for a reason. The purpose of life is to find that reason.
Pray more worry less.
Sounds simple, but often its the simple things that are the most effective. When we pray, our focus is on faith, expectancy, and hope, the complete opposite of worry.
Now with socail media its hard to get a minute to ourselves. Like anything good there is always a flip side. I found out the other day that smartphones have a section in settings to note the time to speand on app you use.
I don’t use my phone that much and i was shocked. Scrolling has a way of eating time.
We all have things we would like to do, Read more books, keep a journal, have more time to pray or walk in nature. But somehow we never seem to get them done, saying i haven’t got the time or I’m to busy.
It so easy to dismiss the 2 hours in the evening to scroll through Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
Starve your distractions, feed your focus For the next 7 days and see what fun things you get done?
Often it is the simply things in life that give the most value. They are the things that we overlook, especially when things starting to go wrong.
Get the basics right and life becomes easier.
Have a good day.