Day 6 – 10 Day Walk Out of the Valley of Darkness: Reflection

Day 6

October 21, 2019

Reflection

Early this morning, on Day 6, when I should have been doing homework, I was reflecting on my life. I thought about what I thought I have done wrong in my life, or what I could have done differently, and if that would have made a difference.
I know that GOD is purposeful in all that he does, and he does not make any mistakes. GOD does not operate in the what-ifs, I believe HE operates in the here, now, and for our good in our future.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”
Isiah 6:13

So instead of thinking about what I could have done differently in my past, I have chosen to focus on what I have done right and what GOD has done and is doing in my life.

I have chosen to focus on my future and what GOD has in store for my future.
I have chosen to embrace this new life I have been given instead of fighting it.
I have chosen to let go and let GOD reign and rule in my life.
I have chosen to love instead of allowing hurt, anger, and sadness to rule my life.
I have chosen beauty instead of ashes.
I have chosen the oil of joy instead of mourning
I have chosen the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness.
Even though there may still be some tough days ahead, but…
I will try to smile instead of frown.
I will try to laugh instead of cry.
I will think of things up above instead of what is in front of my face.
I will think of whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable.
I will think about anything excellent or praiseworthy!
But no matter what… I will praise GOD!

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