Today is the Time to Make Time for Time

We live in a time driven world with no time for time.  We run around doing stuff as quickly as we can with no time for anything else.  We go here just long enough to get what we want done and not a minute more, then off to the next place for again just the right amount of time again.  Are we nothing more than rats on wheels going no where?  I am constantly working on something, all the time, with no time just to sit and think, much less read a book.  I have actually had to stop myself in the middle of doing something to turn off the TV, and take a moment to actually make time for time.  And Breathe for a second.

I remember a time in which we didn’t turn on the TV until after noon or ever as late as 7 PM and turned it off at 11 PM because the programming was done.  But now the TV runs  24/7 around the world and around meIt’s like I can’t do anything without it blaring in the background.  I know that I grew up with constant music around me, but why am I now drawn to the TV.  I I on’t watch it foghtrighr any value.  Most of the time I put on reruns that I have already seen so Ican look up from whatever I’m doing and know right where they are in the story.  I need to get back to the music.  Music is forever!

Not only is the TV a grabber of time for time sake, so is Facebook.  I had so many people that I followed that I could not get through everything that they posted and I would get frustrated by it nearly everyday, or I would get fed up with the trash that people would post.  People would get mad at me for not seeing what they posted. or not responding to them fast enough or at all.  I finally had to stop looking at it at all.  I just didn’t want to spend all my day to try to keep up with everyone else’s lives.  I want to live my life! Twitter is just as bad but Instagram is better because it’s about pictures and not so much about talking.

We have to be careful about running out of time and wearing our bodies out.  We have to take time to smell the flowers and slow down.  We have to make up our minds what is important to us and where we really need to spend our energy, but we need to make time for time.  If we don’t slow down, we will burn ourselves down.

This is where God comes into the picture.  If we start out our day with at least 30 minutes of quiet time and prayer with God and ask for His guidance for the day, then we will be able to have a plan for the day and be able to handle whatever is thrown at us that day.    If we put God first, then the world can go jump in the lake.  If you know Christ and have him as you Lord and Savior, then you are a Winner cause you’ve read the end of the book.

But it first starts with us making time for time.

Children Taken Away – Oh How

Where do I begin?  It is really something. Yes, it is! The whole world is watching while the United States of America is falling to pieces because of an old trick from our “friends” just to the South of us. What are we? Have we not seen worst in third world countries? But not here, right? Are we so vain and hung up on ourselves that we believe that nothing bad can happen within our borders? I hate to disappoint you, but this plus far worst can and does happen in the USA every single day, week, and  year and will most likely keep happening from this day forward.

The TV is full of nothing but these kids from all over the countries to our South of the United States. Are the children laying on dirt floors, naked, and abused?  No! Are the pictures tough to look at and hard to believe? Yes! It was not nice to see them just sitting there with emergency blankets around them for warmth. But there was nothing wrong going with those children. They are only taking a temporary vacation from their Mom and Dad here in the United States because their parents.

You see that you are blaming the wrong the people. It’s started with their parents.  Their parents thought they would have been useful to them. Their parents mostly thought that they would have a better chance of talking their way into this country if they were caught with kids than without them. Plain and simple. It was a ploy. It has worked in the past.

So why didn’t it work this time? Because Ladies and Gentlemen, There’s a new Sherriff in town and his name is President Donald Trump.

The problem is everyone is yelling and blaming the wrong person.  The “no tolerance” immigration policy has been on the books for several presidency’s who thought that broad prosecution of illegal immigration cost too much, was too time consuming, and was too harsh and cruel.  I happen to disagree.  Apparently Congress and another President thought that it was a good idea or it would never have been passed into law in the first place.  Trump is just the first president with enough guts to enforce it with whom I do agree.  This is the only way to keep to our boarders strong.  Why don’t they just try to come into our country the legal way? Now, I don’t agree with not uniting them with their parent’s as soon as their parent’s case is settled.  We could do better in that.

The Trump Administration considered taking the children from their families as a determent from coming over our Southern border for several months before putting it into action.  It was suppose to work that the children were taken and given to the sponsors and then given back to the parents when the parent’s case  The DHS is always looking for ways to deter people from coming over illegally. Can you come up with a few ways that are not so harsh and still promote the people South of Border to come in the legal way?  If you can, I would love to hear about it.

Now, Let’s talk about the 1,475 children that were  lost in the system that people are blaming President Trump for.  It happened in 2017. These were children that came over by themselves without their parents.  They were placed with their sponsors.  Some or their sponsors were here illegal and took them underground and they were gone.

I would love to have build the wall to the South and put into place strict immigration laws and procedures.  I would take all the illegal immigrants criminals and ship them to Guantanamo Bay and get them out of our prisons.  This should help relieve the over crowding in our prison system.  Then I would get all the illegal immigrants from the young to the old into the pipe of becoming legal citizens of the United States of America and speaking in English as the language of our country. We need strict laws about people coming into this country.  We should mandate background checks at the port of entry and country restrictions due to policies of that country not religion or race or discrimination of any kind.  Checks and balances should be put into place so that we are protected as citizens of these United States of America.  No more sanctuary cities because everyone would become citizens.

 

Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be – Day 5

Choose to Focus on the Positive

Proverbs 31:10-11

`”A woman of noble character who can find?

      She is worth far more than rubies

her husband has full confidence in her

       and lacks nothing of value”

Philippians 4: 4-9

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.”

If you are a capable woman, there are two thing that you don’t do, and that is complain and give up.  They look at the situation from all direction and either take charge and come up with a plan to overcome the problem or have enough faith in God and Jesus Christ to accept that there are some things you can not change.

Sometimes we feel like an island, all alone on an island, but this is just not true.  We touch and leave our mark on everything around you.  The best attitude that we can gift to the people around us is to be optimistic with a can do attitude.  We have to realize that our physical health, emotional well-being are all tied up with a nice bow with our mental state.  If one of them is whacky, then all of them are out of whack. Scientific research backs this up, study after study: laughter and joy are healers, and stress as well as  negativity are killers and destroyers of the spirit and soul. In a more comprehensive study it states that people who are positive live longer than people who are always negative, about 30 years.

The Bible, though, said it first:

Proverbs 17:22t

A cheerful heart is good medicine,

but a broken spirit saps a person’s strengths.

Now, let’s talk about how we treat people.  The golden rule in how we are suppose to treat other people is that we love them and treat them the way we want to be treated.  By looking for the good and treating everyone with kindness, you will find that they will treat you better and their best will come out and shine for all to see.

The same is fully realized in circumstances also due to fact that they are highly influenced by people.  Just like there is good in people if you look, you can bring out the good even if it is merely the opportunity to become a more compassionate, wiser or patient person.  Always look for the positive and the lesson.  The Bible tells us to “Seek and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)

If all you ever do is look at the negative side of this world, don’t be surprised if that is all you get.  It is up to you and how you see the world around you.  Your glass can be half-full with the hope of Christ or half-empty with the doom of this world and by giving yourself over to Satan. Be happy and you can see all  that is right with the world, live longer, happy, healthy lives or you can be miserable for the rest of your life.

There are several problems with being negative all the time.  It is that it loves company by making all the people around you unhappy.  Your perspective will bring you down and you will be depressed all the time.  It will rob you of your peace and your joy.  It will ruin your health as well., and erase years from you life.

An enormous step in the journey to becoming the woman that God wants you to be is by learning to discipline our minds to focus on what’s optimism and right than what’s wrong in this world.

Roman 12:1

“Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind”

You mind is the BATTLEFIELD!  Get that straight right now. What is going on in your mind will decides your attitudes, beliefs, actions.  It can either help you or hinder you. You can’t be a fence sitter in this. Being POSITIVE is the GOAL! By renewing your mind with positive personal statements of God’s Truth, your thoughts become your ally instead of being against you.

The reasons why the daily AFFIRMATIONS are vitally important is because they help feed your mind positive statements of God’s Truth. You need to do more than read them one or twice and be done with them.  What you really need to do is recite them over and over and over again until you are saying them in your sleep and let them transform you from the inside out.

The most wondrous things will stop to happen as you fill your mind with God’s truth and all the blessings that He has done in your life and desires to do in the future, the negativity  of the world around you will eventually get washed away.

New positive thoughts leads changes in attitude.  Gradually, as the attitude turns so does the words you speak and the way you respond to the situations that the world throws at you.  Your behavior and the actions you take also change.  Just as an example, “You won’t yell as much!” LOL  The best part of becoming more positive is that the people around you will respond to you differently and your circumstances will begin to change for the better.  You will find yourself in a positive cycle of blessing.

AFFIRMATION: I choose to focus on the positive, especially the truth of God’s Word; therefore my life is filled with positive outcomes.