By Walter Taylor
Why did this happen to me? You have heard this question asked before I'm sure. I know I have asked it myself. Why does it seem like I cannot get ahead? Why is all of this bad stuff happening to me? I am a magnet for bad luck. If it could happen, it will happen to me. I hear people make these kind of statements in public and it hurts when I make an attempt to help them with their words. In many cases, I may not know the person and it still hurts.
Our words go into the air where they live forever. Our words are like food for thought and when negative words get released into the atmosphere, they have a lasting effect just like faith-filled words. The bible reads that we should let every word that comes out of our mouth be edifying so that it ministers grace to the hearers. This means that you should be speaking words of encouragement and words of purpose at every opportunity you get.
The thing that may have happened to you happened. Get over it! There are many things that you can change and as much as you can you should do so. There are other things that you cannot change like people. You can pray for people. You can pray for situations and circumstances to get better, but you will never be able to change anyones' will.
You can control your mouth. You can control your responses. You can control your emotions. If there is an abundance of pain in your spirit, then it is up to you to make the necessary changes in your life to eject the pain and receive the love of God in your heart. If you have this attitude that bad things always happen to you, then you can make a decision to start saying that God loves me so much that He sent His own son to take punishment that I should have taken.
If the God of all creation loves you that much, then He has a good plan for your life. I invite you to give God a chance in your life. I invite you to invite Jesus Christ into your heart as savior. There is nothing that you can do after you leave your earth suit. Your eternity depends on what you do in this life now. You may not have a billion dollars. You may not have all the time you want. You may not have the best relationships. You do have a choice where you spend eternity. You have a choice what comes out of your mouth. You have a choice where you spend your money. You have a choice what you focus on.
I invite you to take a seven day challenge. Challenge yourself to speak positive faith-filled words over the next seven days. If you happen to speak a negative word, then cancel it out by speaking 3 positive words. It is so easy being negative. It almost comes naturally in the minds of many people. Remember, you are the gate to anything living in your life. Just because something happens does not mean it has to stay in your life. Practice speaking the love of God. Practice speaking the peace of God. Practice speaking the plan of God.
Start out the day by saying, this is the day that the Lord has made and I choose to rejoice and be glad in it. The more you say this the more you will see your joy level increase. God bless you and please accept my invitation to receive Jesus Christ right now as your personal savior.
Walter Taylor speaks with passion and encourages others to be the change they are seeking. Walter has written several books to include Touchdown Love, Home Run and most recently "The 8 Gates". You can visit Walter at his website: http://www.touchdownlove.com