Midweek Push

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WHAT'S RIGHT?

"…Hold on to the good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

The typical response we use when we see someone with a sad demeanor is, "what's wrong?" This simple question lends them the opportunity to express everything or anything that's not right with their lives or their situation. We ourselves often at the end of the day or throughout the day constantly focus on what we didn't get done, what we could have done better, or what didn't go the way we thought it should.

Take a moment to pause and say, what is at least one thing that I did right today.

If you focus on burning the grits, overcooking the pasta, rolling out the bed late, getting the kids to school late, then you're going to miss the fact that you DID take time to pray today, you DID spend time with your children, you DID eat a healthy meal. It doesn't have to be a big thing in order for it to be a right thing.

It even rubs off on our children. We will focus on the fact that they didn't take the trash out, they didn't make all A's on their report card, they didn't… Spend some time telling your child at least one thing they've done right. Today we're not going to give you a long drawn out study session; this is a time to bring your attention to "what's right." Instead of spending our lives rehearsing all the wrongs, focus on God and spend time embracing the right.

Our challenge for you today is to write down at least 5 things that you know are good and right in your life and if you feel comfortable share them with us here. The reality is, we can come up with much more than 5 things that we have done wrong, yet when asked to express something that we've done right, we can't really think of much. We encourage you today: Hold on to the good.

So the next time someone asks you what’s wrong, remind him or her of what’s right in your life instead. This will help us gain a better appreciation for the life God has given us. Focusing on the good creates hope for more positive outcomes. It produces proper spiritual perception, which increases thanksgiving for everything we go through. Today, let’s share with one another all the rights of life instead of all the wrongs.

Hold on to the good.


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  1. I have life,family, love,heart,hope and a new begginng to walk with Jesus

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  2. Family,health,good friends,love,my church.

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    1. ‎Barbara Lesher, Amen - that's RIGHT!

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  3. I've lost over 130 Pounds, no longer a prisoner in my own body, i am going back to school, about to go back to work, no longer have diabetes or high blood pressure, i have renewed my relationship with the lord, and am rebuilding my relationship with my husband. ALOT has changed in my life and without the lord i wouldn't even be here! Amen!

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    1. ‎Mary Burr, we are rejoicing with you!! That is a blessing!!! We are soooooooooooooo proud of you. Thank you for allowing us to share in your transformational journey!! Amen...that's RIGHT!

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  4. That was awesome!! I can finally turn this around!! It goes well with my New Years resolution as well. (which I don't normally do one) But my NYResolution, was the old adage ;If you have nothing good to say.... you know. I wanted to put less negativity "out there" and put out more positive. This is a wonderful way to do just as you said, wonderful!! God bless you Sisters!! Love in Jesus Christ, Laura

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    1. Wow, that is awesome Laura. It's amazing how the Holy Spirit brings different messages to our lives to help keep us on track! Thank you for sharing this!!

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  5. What's right? 1)Being able to work in my passion everyday. 2)A healthy me and healthy family. 3) A renewed relationship with the God3. 4) A creative mind. 5) A new start educationally!

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  6. GOD, salvation, loving family, hope, church, faith and loving christian woman in my life!!!!

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  7. Melanie Joyce JohnsonJanuary 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    What's right in my life at this very moment is 1) where God has brought me from, 2) being comfortable in my own skin and accepting my beauty inside and out 3) Having family and friends 4) Life as an Inspirational Writer 5) my intimate relationship with God

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  8. Renewing my relationship with God; my husband(children.grandchildren); my health; meeting the new friends; and just my mind. I thank God that in spite of everything else He has keep my mind intact.

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  9. Wow---only 5. (1)The BLESSINGS of a rekindled marriage relationship (2.) the doors of SERVICE opportunities that have recently been opened (3.) FINALLY truly realizing and accepting that God does truly love me and desires to have a real relationship despite my many shortcomings (4.) the recent DEEP appreciation of my family and their love for me (5.) Discovering that there are more women like me than not like me

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    1. Amen-that's RIGHT Stacy Golden! Five is just to get us started because sometimes it's much easier to count the wrongs than the rights!

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  10. 1) God really has forgiven me in spite of my mess, 2) My family is healthy, 3) I have a group a people I can call my family in spite of the fact that my real family lives 9 hours away, 4) One of my problem students has been on green 2 days in a row, 5) My love for God's word has been renewed...Shanita and Melanie thanks so much for praying for me. I definitely could feel your prayers as I continue to dig myself out of this whole I got myself into. Love you both.

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    1. Amen! That's RIGHT Kristel!! We were definitely praying you through, and it's great hearing things are going better for you!! God is GOOD, keep sharing how HE is blessing your life!

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  11. Wow!!! This is awesome. We do spend so much time beating ourselves up that we miss the numerous blessings that the Lord has given us. Thank you so much for this insight. Here are the five things that I did right today:

    I got up early, instead of staying in bed late.
    I had a conversation with the Lord and completed more bible study than I intended.
    Because I got up early, I was able to have a conversation with my husband before he left for work.
    I have already washed two loads of clothes.
    I changed the bed linen.

    Praise the Lord for his goodness and praise Him for your good works!!!

    God bless and be well.

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    1. Amen Patricia!

      That's what's RIGHT!! Your words just touched our hearts. We are praying that you continue seeing the Good and the Right each day, because it turns the little things into such huge blessings!

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