It’s a Jungle Out There!

24 Jun
June 2014

June 2014

Have you ever been in the midst of life’s “jungle”?
You can’t see the sustaining river of life right behind you waiting for you to take a drink.

Are you working to clear the jungle out of your life?
Or are you sitting in the midst of the weeds, ivy, and other undergrowth
waiting for it “just to disappear“?

Are you making effort to clear the view?!
This means getting into the thick of the jungle
…yup, it means reaching out to someone you might not really want to reach out to…
… it means not thinking bad about someone first, but seeing the good they have to offer…
…it still means not taking the defense towards someone…
…it means taking the scary steps of trying something new…
(with work, with school, with kids, with ex’s, with friends, with choices period).

If you aren’t quite seeing the river…read the verse above again.
The Lord “will even make a way in the wilderness”.

I’m an eternal optimist by nature…it takes a lot to upset me…I guess it’s because I try to keep my view of the river clear.
It’s because through prayer, reading the Word, being sorry for my mistakes, seeing the good in people…
the Lord has always helped me clear away the undergrowth.
Sometimes the river view gets blocked,
but when I actively begin clearing the view…
…by looking to Him…
…reading the Word…
…reaching out to others…
…by praying…
the view becomes clearer…the river quenches my thirst…the Lord sustains.

Be positive today…when you want to get mad…be glad:).


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