Most of us wake up everyday and kinda go through the same routine throughout the week… I know that there have been points in my life where I LIVED for the weekends, when I punched the clock Friday at 4 I just wanted to shout for joy!! That was a horrible way to live for me personally. Only looking forward to 2 out of the 7 days each week surely did not seem like the “abundant life” that God promised me. So what was wrong? Where was my abundant life? I believe that God showed me the answer in this verse..
Philippians 4:8 Says
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
My abundant life required a change in my thoughts, and what I was dwelling on. When you begin to fix your thoughts on God and how good He is and what He has done for you… you begin to experience that abundant life that He has promised. Did my circumstances change? Nope… Did I get a huge raise or a different job that I thought I would make me happier? Nope.. Did my financial situation change? Nope.. Am I living the big dreams that I have always dreamed about!!? No. BUT can I tell you this one thing…
God can and wants to give you that abundant life right in the middle of where you are.. right now.
And it is amazing. Just by changing my thoughts and fixing them on God and what He was speaking to me, I am in the same place doing the same things that I was when I was waiting to punch that clock Friday at 4, but now I run up the stairs at work and I am just filled with thankfulness and so grateful because of who He is and what He has done for me.
I can’t encourage you enough to take control of your thoughts and fix them on God. Listen to God and what He is speaking to your heart. It is the absolute most life changing thing I have ever done. God promised you and me this abundant life, not just an abundant weekend. Fix your thoughts on Him and listen for His voice, live a life of thankfulness and watch how God can change your life, heart and mind right in the middle of where you are right now.