Meditation Monday! During A “Storm”..Have Your Mind Made Up!

by Kathy Sykes on June 11, 2012 · 6 comments

Everyone will go through difficulties in life. We all know that storms will come. It is inevitable.

So, since we know this, we should also already have a plan on how to handle certain situations. Yes, circumstances can knock us off balance temporarily, but with continued studying of God’s Word and surrounding ourselves with people who have already been through what we are going through, can ease our situations exponentially.

What I mean by this is…just because life seems to be falling apart, does not mean that we have to fall apart. This is the time to pull from what we learned and know to be true from the Word of God and stand on his promises. This is what we call FAITH!

I always say that it is best to have your mind made up on how you will handle certain situations even before they happen. For example, if you know that there is tension between you and some family members and a family gathering is coming up, already have your mind made up that if any negative remarks are made that you are going to immediately think of a passage of scripture, a happy time in your life, or say a quick quiet prayer to calm your spirit.

This way you are controlling your emotions and are not letting your emotions control you.

We know that our head tells us one thing and that our feelings sometimes tells us a different thing. We have to get out of the habit of responding to our lives based on immediate and temporary feelings. We can change how we feel in the wink of an eye. So, don’t put all of your eggs in one basked based on feelings.

Let what you know to be true always lead you in the right direction. And the best way to find direction is to stay in the Word and stay connected to like minded and wise individuals.

I pray that you are able to have a made up mind before you enter a storm.

 

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Shelby Wright June 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Very enlightening, Kathy! Thanks!

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Kathy Sykes June 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment!

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Jacqui June 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Hi, I’m stopping by from the Life in Bloom link up, and I really like your perspective on making up your mind before the trial. It’s hard to control emotions, and when we prepare to make the right choice, it makes it that much easier. Thanks for sharing!

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Kathy Sykes June 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Thanks Jacqui for the feedback!

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Ashley July 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thank You so much Kathy for a wonderful message to meditate on. If/when I find myself on the horizon of difficult times, I’ll be sure to remember your tips and comforting words of wisdom.

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Kathy Sykes July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I really hopes this helps you. It has helped me!

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