When I was a young girl, maybe seven or eight, my Mum would tell me that reading scriptures from the bible was like taking medicine for your soul. I would highlight a few favourites in my children’s bible, I would write them out, I was taught to speak them over myself. One that really stuck with me over the years was Matthew 6:34
So do not be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time
To be able to physically hand over my worries to God, like it was a piece of rubbish throwing it into the bin, never to look upon it again is an amazing gift. It’s like a little piece of magic.
This brings contentment to my life.
Believe me I have a lot of rubbish to throw away. We live in a crazy world where ‘stuff’ happens, it’s called reality. Life. But I come back to my little piece of magic, I go to a quiet place, I talk to God and I ask him to physically take my rubbish off my hands and he does.
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.” Elizabeth Gilbert
The reality of this world is everyone has stuff going on in their lives that they could do without. It’s having strategies in place that give you peace in your situation that will bring contentment to your life.
Short and simple, this works for me in the hardest of times but also when I’m on top of the world.