Faith

5 Tips: How to have a Good Day

We all have bad days. Here are a few things I like to do to make my day go a little better.

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1.  Pray- Being a Christian, prayer is very important to me. Praying can immediately put you in a peaceful mood. Communicating with God puts you in a different mindset. It takes living this life to a whole new level. A spiritual level. If you have never prayed before, it’s simple. All you have to do is talk to God like you are talking to anyone else. I like to say “God, I’m having a rough day. Everything seems to be going wrong. Can you help me to have a positive attitude about the rest of the day. Help me to show the love of Jesus no matter what the circumstance. In Jesus name, Amen.” See simple.

2.  Meditate-  Meditation is really simple and easy. All you have to do is close your eyes, breath deeply, and think of something positive. Another way I like to meditate is to read a scripture and read it over and over until I feel it in my Spirit. My go-to scripture it Jeremiah 29.11. It reminds me that no matter what I’m going through , God has great plans for me. “Plans to prosper me and give me a hope and a future!” I also like to write the scripture down to help with retention and reflect on what it means to me.

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3. Count your blessings! – I guarantee if you count your blessings, you can instantly brighten your day. Reflecting on everything that is going right in your life instead of things that are going wrong, makes you realize how truly blessed you are. Of course, you are having a bad day, and it’s annoying, but at the end of the day you have a good life. It also helps to write your blessings down. Seeing all of your blessings on paper makes you feel good. Which brings me to #4!

4. Journal – Journaling is so peaceful. It allows you to be alone with your thoughts in a healthy way. You can write down all the things you are thinking and reflect on them. It’s also really cool to write down how you feel at the time and then go back and read it a few weeks later. It allows you to see how far you have come. It also helps you to realize that trouble doesn’t last always.

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My personal Journal.

5. Talk to Someone- It always helps to have someone to talk to. You don’t want to walk around with bottled emotions. You’ll explode! My go-to person is my mom. (I’m a momma’s baby, btw.) I love talking to my mom because she is so positive. She’s always reminding me “this too shall pass!” Whenever I am having a bad day she helps to uplift my spirits. You should have at least one person in your life that you can talk with to give positive reinforcement. Someone to let you know, you will get through it and it will ALWAYS get better.

So those are my 5 tips on how you can have a good/better day! You can also check out my YouTube video on this topic as well 5 Tips: How to have a Good Day. If you have any suggestions or tips of your own, feel free to leave them in the comments. You never know who you may help with your suggestions.

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I don’t want to share God

 

I have a confession, I don’t want to share God…

As a Christian, I believe I am a child of God and follower of Christ. To me that means I’m a child of the King. Child of the Most High. Daughter of royalty. Why would I want to share that? I realized the issue I have with sharing my faith, is because I don’t want to share “my” God.

I have always made the excuse that I don’t want to push my religion on others or make anyone feel uncomfortable. Or maybe I’m not “Christian” enough to share what I believe. However, this is not what He wants for me. My job as a Christian is to share my faith and the love of Jesus with others. My duty is to help others find God and experience his love. How can I do that if I am being selfish?

These are my blessings, my favor, my faith, my God…but it’s not. God belongs to everyone. He longs to be close to His creations. He longs to be in the presence of His children. Those voids or holes we feel are because we long to be close to Him too. Sometimes we feel empty or like something is missing from our lives. We are constantly in search of something to fulfill us. It’s Him. He is the only thing that can make us feel complete. So why would I deprive others of that?

If I say I am a Christian, I can’t be selfish. I have to display the love of Christ. So I want to share God with you. I will start by telling you what He is to me. God is my father. He guides me, teaches me,  provides for me and watches over me. God is my comforter. Whenever I am going through something difficult, I just pray. When I pray, I receive peace. I know that God hears me and understands what I am going through. Knowing this helps me to be confident that my God is bigger than my problem. I feel that everything will work out as it should and it always does. God is my friend. Whenever I feel stress or anxiety, I can always go to him for rest and relief. I just talk to Him and I feel so much better. I could go on and on about what God is to me, but there aren’t even enough words.

If you have been curious or tempted to try God, DO IT!  I mean really try God not religion. There is a difference. Try to start a relationship with him. You can start by praying. The good thing about praying to God is that you can talk to him like you’re talking to me or an old friend. Just say “God, I want to give you a try. I want you to fill these voids in my life. I want to experience your love.” Then, just see what happens. If you decide you want to go further with your relationship, continue to seek Him. If you don’t know how, ask one of your Christian friends, go to your local church, or feel free to ask me. After all, you really have nothing to lose. You could however, gain a really fulfilling relationship.

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