The frustration of facing an out of control situation and unreliable, undependable people caused me to spend some quiet moments away by myself. God gave me a directive that I wasn’t thrilled with initially. But, as I walked in obedience, I learned God’s cure for a bad attitude. One simple mindset shift is all it took to break the hold the enemy had on me and shift my focus to the Lord.
Joy is a gift from God, but we have a part to play. Once the enemy has stolen our joy, how do we recover? It seems like it would be difficult, but it’s really not that hard. God has given us the tools we need and our victory is assured.
I walked around the event grounds wondering what I should do next. Or at least trying to act like I am. I nodded to the leader as we walked past as casually as I could. I saw a couple other performers ghosting around the area as I heard the music start up behind me. I turned around trying to appear confused.
No matter what the devil throws at us just be willing to laugh and smile. Don’t think “oh I have cancer… now I have to frown and distance myself from everyone….” NO! If anything you should smile and praise God for He will always provide. Spend time with friends and family. Don’t sit around moping. If you want, watch funny videos and be happy! Even when it’s hard, if you allow yourself to become depressed or sad then you are allowing the devil to steal your joy. Just praise God for He will provide, and do what makes you happy!
Do you ever find it hard to trust God? A repeated proclamation over several days taught me a lesson in childlike delight and trusting God.