Putting others first

Putting others first is a noble and smart thing to do. It is not always the easiest thing but it is almost always the wisest choice.

Sometimes, when you are down, putting others first, not thinking about your problems, is the hardest thing to do.

When things are bad in your life, it is easy to become a bit selfish and wallow in your own troubles. I promise you, if you do this, you will stay in the pity-hole.

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The best way to get out of that pity-hole is by putting others first.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” -Booker T. Washington

I learned a long time ago, when I’m down, I must ask for help. I can’t get out of my blue mood by myself.

How do I do this? Who do I turn to?

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Our unanswered prayer

Have you ever prayed for something but God said No? Have you ever looked back on that prayer and been thankful that God told you No?

Those are called unanswered prayers.

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Although He always listens, He doesn’t always answer our prayers in the way we wish He would.

We turn to God and ask for piddly things, unimportant trivial things in our lives. We also pray for health, safety, happiness and actual important things in our lives. And then there are those prayers where you ask God for something so important and you pray He answers you the way you want.

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Although He always listens, He doesn’t always answer our prayers in the way we wish He would.

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box of chocolates

On day 21 of my write 31 days, or as I like to call it-write thirty-wonderful days, I am diving a bit deeper.  Hang on

The famous quote in the movie Forrest Gump is not only witty but very true.  And of course you can’t go wrong when Tom Hanks is the one speaking the truth.

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” 

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My momma probably said something along these lines to me once or twice.

I’ve always had a pretty cheery outlook on life.  This comes in handy when life gives you lemons.

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And then there’s that famous song by country singer Lynn Anderson–“I beg your pardon-I never promised you a rose garden.”

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More true words.

When you are living your life, one that seems pretty dreamy-and then your garden turns to weeds, what do you do?

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I turned to prayer.

If you pray every time you are down, every time you are worried, every time you feel like there is no way out-you will definitely find your way out.

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God will lead you out of that dark garden. He led me.  I never faltered.  I never doubted Him.  I never left Him.  I never complained to Him. And I certainly never asked Him why.

Jesus answered him, “You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later,” -John 13:7

I was led out of that dark garden, into the roses and given a box of chocolate.

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Ask God to help you.  He will deliver.  It may take ten years, but He will see you through.

God can do anything, you know–far more than you could ever imagine, or guess, or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.”-Ephesians 3:14-21

I have the love of my husband and my family and I love them more than life, here on Earth anyway. I am so thankful and my life is so full of blessings. It was then, too, I had my family and we were healthy.  We were safe.

I hope for you a box of chocolates.  If you are having trouble finding yours; ask Him, He knows. After all, you were never promised a rose garden. There’s got to be a little rain sometime.

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love and blessings~dd