GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with June Doyle

Change your Mindset

If Satan can keep you believing everything your mind tells you he will keep roaming around looking for more junk food to put in your trunk.

Someone said, “A shark in a fish tank will grow 8 inches, but in the ocean, it will grow 8 feet or more. The shark will never outgrow its environment, and the same is true about you … change your environment and watch your growth.”

From today November 23 to December 31 there are 39 days remaining in the year 2020. For many people, the verdict is in that 2020 was the worst year they have ever seen, and they can’t wait for it to be over. There has been a lot of negative things to say about 2020 as many have said goodbye months ago like a couple caught in a bitter divorce.

Most people are anxiously waiting the arrival of 2021.

I absolutely agree that living during a pandemic is no fun but as everything else we have had to endure as grown ups – let’s keep vigil over our emotional health. Someone said, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

What IF 2021 turns out to be a lot worse than 2020? No matter how hard 2020 is or was – we all must have something to be thankful for that wasn’t there at the end of 2019.

The truth is no one knows what 2021 is bringing so it’s ridiculous to put your confidence in 4 digits.

The hymn reminds us that ‘We have an anchor that keeps the soul. Steadfast and sure while the billows roll. Fastened to the Rock which cannot move. Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.’

When your anchor is fastened to God regardless of how 2020 ends or whatever 2021 brings, you can rest assured in God’s arms – IT IS WELL. The strength of your anchor makes you feel calmer and more at ease while facing the unknown.

It’s unwise to put your confidence in 4 digits (2021). Our future depends where our anchor is fastened.

2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

For the next 39 days of 2020 let’s confess – ‘I will walk step by step in faith into 2021.’  Be strong and fearless. Don’t say what others are saying. Inspire others to trust God and give thanks even if we can’t see what’s ahead.

Gratitude turns everything we have survived in 2020 into a miracle. There is always something to be grateful for.  Psalm 126:3 says, “The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”

If you have planted seeds of hope may you live long enough to reap the harvest. The opposite is true – if you plant seeds of despair you will not live long enough to fulfill your destiny.

PRAYER TIME: Father, let your peace rule my mind and help me to always to find something to be grateful for even in a pandemic I fasten my anchor to You, and I rest secure knowing that whatever befalls me it will be well. In Jesus Name, Amen

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