I try to regularly remind myself to take a step back with God to look at what I’m thinking and feeling. If I don’t, it’s easy to let an offense or fear grow and infect my mind and heart.
If you’re consumed with negatives like resentment and worry, those are the filters you’ll process your life with, and they’re what you’ll project to everyone around you. You can put a religious or political mask on them, but they won’t hide your pain for long.
But if you’re focused on what God is saying to you, you’ll deal with all you’re going through in his life-changing love, joy, and peace. Take time today to let God show you enough of his world to transform yours.
“We’re learning how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love itself, and all who live in love live in him, and he lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more complete” (1 John 4:16-17).