Monday, November 19, 2012

Holidays Tough For You?

Are the Holidays tough for you? I know for some they can be very difficult.  One of the temptations we can fall back when things get tough is to isolate. Everything inside of us might be saying that is the best solution, but we must not follow that lie. When I isolate in my pain, then the light begins to fade. This wrong choice can lead to making additional wrong choices.  However, when I choose to make healthy choices such as getting myself to stay in community even when I don't "feel" like it, making meetings, calling my accountability team, & spending time with God daily, that's when the light starts getting brighter. So if we know that we tend to isolate by our very nature, why not be proactive this holiday season?  When the weather man says, "folks, there is a hurricane moving in, you need to take precautions", the right thing to do is to take precautions. The wrong choice would be to wait for the storm to hit and then react. Let's make a choice this holiday season to take precautions and make the right proactive choices. Someone once said, “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." Let's make the next right choice this season by planning ahead for any storm on the horizon. The Father is our refuge an ever present help in time of need. A word of encouragement from Pastor Rick Warren: “You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, & your life is no fluke of nature." Let's live with an intentional plan of action. Never discount the fact that your presence, your phone call, your visit with a friend may be just what "they" needed too. You are loved friend! “God remains in us and his love in us is made complete."1John 4:12 #21Days Rodney Holmstrom

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