Stop allowing circumstances define your mood!

| August 1, 2013

This title is actually a strong reminder for myself.

Recent events around my business have threatened to rob me of my joy and peace. When I start to focus on the things that are not going right, it is so easy to sink into depression and discouragement. The day gets ruined and I have little pleasure in doing the daily things of life. Though I profess faith in God and His deliverance, it is still a constant struggle to set my eyes on Him instead of the problems.

I’m reminded of the verse in Isa 26:3:

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (NKJV)

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. (NIV)

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You and hopes confidently in You. (AMP)

The last version is my favourite. And when I remind myself and draw my strength and faith from Him, the protector of my faith, I find joy flooding back into my soul despite of my circumstances. I sense that all surpassing peace wrap around me when I remind myself of my Father’s goodness and love for me. When I choose not to put my confidence in my business and the circumstances around me, and let the pleasure of my Creator be the sole deciding factor of my moods, I find myself on much more solid ground. I don’t have to be swept around by the waves of life, by the arrows shot from the enemy.

If you find yourself, like me, being in danger of spoiling your day because of what is happening in your situation, meditate on the verse and promise in Isaiah 26:3. God will guard your heart with perfect peace, if you will set your sights on Him and trust in Him. Let His pleasure be the sole deciding factor on what makes or break your day!




Category: Anxiety & Problems, Work

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I have been a follower of Christ for more than 20 years now. Started from a Methodist church, then went on to a few charasmatic churches and again back to a Methodist church now. Thus I have experienced and seen a wide flavor of different denominations. Personally, I consider myself non-denominational as I can worship in many different styles. The important thing is that I follow the gospel and love Jesus. I am currently serving as a musician and a worship leader in my church. I believe that my calling is to help others enter into the presence of God through worship. I also enjoy teaching and discipling other believers, which is the main reason why this site was started. I hope to find other believers to join me in this cause to reach out and encourage other believers.

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