Monday, March 16, 2009

In Other Words Tuesday


What would happen if we stopped lamenting about the fifty things we can't control, and focused our attention on the fifty thousand things we can control? What would happen if we stopped whining about things we have the power to change, and finally took charge of our lives and changed them? What would happen if we stopped borrowing sorrow from tomorrow? If we got in the habit of asking ourselves, "What's on my plate today?" ~Karen Scalf LinamenChocolatherapy: Satisfying the Deepest Cravings of Your Inner Chick : Amen, we need to quit sitting around whining, complaining,and sulking. We need to get out of the pity pool, and jump into the deep, invigorating hallelujah end of the pool. Look around you, soak in everything God has done for you, and continues to do. Let go, and totally let God. Give it all away to Him, not bits and pieces. Set yourself free from all the worries of this world, God wants to unshackle you, He holds the key to your every chain that you choose to drag around daily in your life. When the shackles come off, begin to dance. Dance for joy, be care free. Be all you were meant to be for God, your Father.

21 comments:

Donetta said...

Even the trees of the field clap their hands...
I so agree. I am tiered of being angry. I want to stop re-traumatizing myself by thinking about the hard stuff. Liven me up to the good and the thinking on these things, this world sure can get distracting sometimes

Hootin' Anni said...

Sending you a Happy St. Patrick's Day greeting from me in Texas to you, this morning!!!

April said...

Oh, I'm doing the HAPPY DANCE for sure! Have a super day, sweet friend!

Angela said...

Dance for joy, be care free. Be all you were meant to be for God, your Father.
amen amen amen

Heather said...

what a wonderful post Denise! happy Tuesday to you!

Karen said...

"He hold the key to every chain we choose", that's a big thing. We are the ones who choose the chains we wrap around ourselves as we worry our lives away. When will we ever learn :)

Laurie Ann said...

Precious Denise! You have such a way of getting to the heart of the matter. I love it! I absolutely love it! You are so right. We are such a blessed people and when we shackle ourselves with worry and pity parties it *so* does not honor God. I'm ready to get my praise on this morning now!

Susan said...

Amen!!!

Debbie said...

I love that ...the hallelujah end of the pool! You're so right Denise.

Marsha said...

Oh AMEN, SISTA!!

I kept hearing (in my head) Mandisa singing that song, "My chains are gone, I'm gonna praise Him, I'm gonna praise Him!"

Patricia said...

Denise, your joy in our Lord is such a blessing. Thank you for participating in IOW today.

I use you as an example all the time when my daughters start feeling sorry for themselves. I tell them about my wonderful friend Denise who has been through so much and still has things happening that aren't so great...but she always shines for Jesus! I love you, girl! I can't wait until we meet... it would be nice here on earth, but what a party we will have at Jesus' feet! I'm gonna dance and I know you will too!

Michelle Bentham said...

"Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance... I Just Wanna' Praise You... I Just Wanna' Praise You" ~ as sung by Mary, Mary!

Love your post. Simple, concise adn to the point. Great Word.

Blessings.

Gretchen said...

Perspective is everything. Beautiful.

Debra said...

Denise,

You are so right, sweet sister! He holds they key!

Blessings to you!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Denise,

Thanks for sharing your heart today at Bible Study. I am so thankful for your sweet heart that loves the Lord so much. You are such an inspiration to us.

Love you!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Happy St Patricks day Denise,
DANCING for JOYyyYyyYYy
and OH HOW I WANT TO BE EVERYTHING GOD WANTS ME TO BE... FOR HIM*

Sandi said...

I'm with you Lets soak up today and let the uncontrolable to God to handle.

writingcanvas said...

Once again, love your perspective, bluntness and to the point with truth! Thank you for sharing!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Dancing over the words of your post!

Deb said...

For whom the Son sets Free is Free indeed!! Amen, great post. Glad I stopped by:)

Bernadine said...

Amen! You are such a blessing.