Seeing as there are almost endless amounts of great quotes in the world, it’s hard to choose one as a favorite.
There is only one quote, however, which made it to my fridge door and remained there most of the year. It even survived our move, and found it’s way to our new fridge door:
That quote kinda sums up what I learned this last year. I’ve shared about how last spring, I realized I was not very happy with my life, with no good reason, and decided to do something about it.
This last year has been about reading fantastic books to gain new wisdom, and developing new habits and ways of thinking. It’s been about praying and memorizing Scripture, and working at this thing until I can honestly say I feel completely different about my life today.
I still mess up, and have a lot of work left to do, but life is different, and I am so thankful.
So what does this quote have to do with it? Well, on that spring day last year, I realized I was waiting for my life to change. I was waiting for annoying dilemmas to disappear, and dreams to fulfill themselves in my life. I had somehow slipped into thinking that my emotions were at the mercy of my circumstances.
In my head, I knew this was not the right way to live, but I got mixed up somewhere along the way.
I had to make a choice. I had to decide what to do when hard things happened in my life. I needed to know, right down to the bottom of my heart, that I believed God was in control, and joy and peace were possible in the midst of any circumstances.
When I saw this quote in a magazine, it hit me in exactly the right spot. It sums up much of my journey – I will choose for today what kind of life I’m going to live. Today I start to change bad habits. For today, I cannot control what issues will come into my life, but I can control how I react to them.
And that is what makes all the difference.
I want to write my story on purpose. I don’t want to sit around waiting for my life to happen. I would like to make good things happen, and fully embrace the everyday blessings I might have overlooked before.
Any favorite quotes you want to share? Or how about ways in which you are choosing to write your own story today? Please share! Because I’d love to hear about it, and…..because you might win a prize! (Get the details here.)