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Brighter Side to Life

Jessica Roth May 30, 2017 GeneralPastorsWomen Rock

Seeing life in a positive way seems harder than it sounds.  We seem to gravitate to the negative and automatically see things in the perspective of defeat or discouragement.  Life likes to give us just enough slack to keep us from falling off a cliff. I do believe we have to work at seeing things on the brighter side.

I’m a mom of 3 kids and all of them bring so much love and joy. Our 3rd child Titus taught me joy in a new way.  When he was in the belly we thought for sure he was a girl and we were going to call him Mia Joy translated: my joy. Well he came out a boy so that put us in a new path to naming him, Titus which means “strength.” I do believe all that time saying Mia Joy was a word for him. He came out smiling and the nurses said he was delivered sunny side up. He was born on Easter Sunday; and life always comes from death. Jesus rose on that special day and Titus was born all these decades later. He is our child who just loves life is so joyful majority of the time. He is the funniest kid and sees life on the positive side of the spectrum.

Enjoy life with whatever it brings

I think this is what God has given to us all. To enjoy life with whatever it brings.  It may be a bad day but we can always look for God in it.

Depression will tell us you can’t, you’re not enough, there is no hope, you’re a failure, and what were you thinking?
But God says you can, your more than enough, there is always hope, you made a mistake but get up and keep moving forward.  If you tried it and it didn’t work out, then try something else now. A closed door isn’t rejection, it’s a path to your destiny.

You may be thinking; you don’t know my life! I may not know your life and what it brings but I do know the one who gives life, and the devil is out trying to steal our lives. 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP) 8 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. 

Choice to see the brighter side

So in this life that was given to us we have a choice to see the brighter side.  Jesus came to give life and is the source of life. If we can remember on a daily basis to keep our faith in Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV) says, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,” we can combat discouragement and disbelief.We can look to Him as our strength in our time of need and in our times of joy.  We can turn our tragedies to triumphs and reach out to the source of our strength.  We can rest in the life he has laid out for us. If we seek Him, we can have rest.  That takes the pressure off.
He is the brighter side to life and the darkness cannot overtake the light.

So in our daily walk let’s strive to see Jesus as our light to our path—Psalm 119:105, “He is the light unto my path…” Enjoy today choose to see the brighter side of things. Refuse to accept defeat, choose to embrace Victory.

Ask yourself; “What is the one bright thing that I can celebrate today? How can I NOT let the devil steal my joy?”

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