Consider the Lilies..: Life..   

Mar 20, 2013


There comes a time in life, when you just need walk away from the drama and people who create it..
Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good..
Love and pray for the people who treat you right..  Love and pray for the people who don't..
Life is too short to be anything but happy..

Anger and frustration weakens the spirit..  It keeps you focused on yourself and not on God..
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don't..
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go..

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future.. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear..

Saying 'I can forgive, but I cannot forget' is just another way of saying, 'I will not forgive'. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled check - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be used again..
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly..  Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness..
If you dwell on it, you have not forgiven..  There is more to forgiving than just saying the words, but it's a start..

Jesus said "My peace I give to you"..  So don't worry..  Don't let 'what-if' control your life and keep you in fear..   What will happen will happen..  It's how you handle yourself while it's happening that matters..

 Life is messy, it's not always perfect, but it is what you make it..
So be happy, let everything you do glorify God, do nothing that doesn't..  Watch what you say, how you say it, and who you say it to..   

Remember that nothing is permanent, this too shall pass..  God knows you better than you do, and He loves you anyway..  He loves who you love, and He loves who you don't.. 

So love what God loves..  

Count your blessings every day..  

Pray hard..   

Be happy..


  1. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for your inspiring and wise words! Sharing... :) Visiting from Doing You Well link up! And so SO glad I did.

  2. This is a really beautiful post. It left me feeling calm and peaceful. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ren, I'm glad you visited my blog and I am even more glad that I found your blog. Smiles. I enjoyed reading this post. It is so true and I can tell it is written from your heart. I, too, try to write from my heart. There a so many blogs that seem to be talking "at you," instead of, "to you." What a breath of fresh-air, to have found you. Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Hi Ren! This is a beautiful post! Anger and unforgiveness are so about US and not Him! "And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness"... absolute truth!
    Blessings to you sister ~ Mary

    *Thanks for coming by my site today! :)

  5. Hi Ren, reading this was like getting a hug. Very encouraging and uplifting. "Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don't."...this line really speaks to me. Glad to have discovered you & your blog.

  6. Hey Ren! Love these...thanks for the inspiration! LOVE your new look my friend!! Thanks so much for dropping by and linking up...have a blessed week!


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