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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Unsticking Yourself Part Two

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8

After writing a devotion on getting unstuck this past week, a friend asked me an example of how I got unstuck. Now the word unstuck is not really proper English but gets my point across never the less. My Uncle, the English professor, would roll over in his grave no doubt. I have a few examples, but one recently, is the fact on worrying what others think or focusing on issues in life you can do nothing about. 

Dwelling on rejection by a friend was a huge topic for me in 2014. Most of those close to me know all about it and I am learning lessons from it even though hard. But when two of your very closest friends, neither of which lives here anymore, want nothing to do with you, you can not just sit and cry and beg them to come back, but you have to keep looking up and moving forward. Learn from this and do not hate or harbor ill feelings or resentment. Knowing God may have closed a door for a reason and not to try to keep shoving it open. To do this it is necessary to look at things "above' and praise God for the good in your life and the abundance of friends you do have and let the past issues go. 

If you have dealt with this type of rejection you know what I mean. Trying to figure things out and bugging people only drives the wedge further. You have to give it to Jesus and just forget it as hard as it is to do. Let God be the strength of your life as you journey on and forget the hurts and past and focus on good. 

PRAYER: Lord I need you in my life all the time. You are my source of joy and hope. When friends fail, you are there. You love me with an unconditional love and teach me to not hate. Help me to love others this perfectly. In Jesus' name. Amen. 


  1. Becky: I learn things from you every time I read your writing. Thank you for these lessons.