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«But you, dear children, belong to God, and have already overcome the world, for the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.» …What You Are
Do you ever feel like you have that someone in your life … a parent … a sibling… a partner … a friend; that you seem to always be feeling like you are hustling for their approvals or acceptance or accolades or affections?
When we are craving deeper heart Connections and all we are getting is superficial surface fluff…it gets hard to not want to either hustle for affection or retreat with resentments.
Recently I watched two tables while out at a dinner meeting and it made me want to cry. One person was stuck with their face in the phone and the other one looked lost and deeply sad.
I too have been in others presence and watched as they engaged with others on their mobile while I sat silent feeling dished and excluded.
I too have been guilty and put my phone above my family and friends at times.
I try to practice time off my phone now. It’s a choice. I turn my phone off at a certain time and people know if I don’t respond I am on off time. They also know if they have a true emergency I can be reached by a special land line.
Trust me – there is not a call or text so important that it can’t wait till the morning.
I really struggled with this because I get calls, messages and texts from people I know and strangers contacting me for Ministry and Prayer needs. I have learned not to answer everything like a 911 call.
I will send an auto reply or explain I am not available at the current moment and will get back to them soon. Sometimes God does have me drop everything immediately for them.
We must learn to hear God and let Him direct and guide us and not let the ding of our devices control us.
We should not have to hustle for the attention or affections of others.
If you are with people that are tied to the telephone – may you have the boldness to ask them – Can we connect without distractions today? And I pray they hear you.
But if they don’t want to do that, I pray God brings you the people that think you are pretty dang special and worthy to put their phones away for.
Don’t make people hustle for your attention. Put that phone away and start to connect deeper.
~ XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
We need four hugs a day for survival.
We need eight hugs a day for maintenance.
We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir was an internationally acclaimed therapist. She knew a lot about what people need to be healthy and happy and to live in good relationships with each other. She was very smart, and most of her advice was pretty simple.
Take hugs, for example. What could be more simple? One person reaching out to touch another person with safety and care. Very simple.
But what do hugs give people?
Comfort. Acceptance. The basics we all need no matter where we are at today.
So, let us all remember to Give Hugs today!
The only way to be earthly good is to be Heavenly minded.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. — Colossians 3:2
Anyone can stay true to your face but it is the people who stay true behind your back that really count.
I am thankful for wonderful people God has placed in my life.
May we always choose to “Stay True”.
A woman’s ego often pushes her into a whirlwind life of busyness.
If people adore you and heap compliments on your pretty head every time you serve them, be wary, it’s easy to mistake the voice of flattery for the voice of God.
The voice of God is always speaking to us, and always trying to get our attention.
But His voice is a still small voice, and we must at least slow down in order to listen.
~ Eugenia Price
Often a life that is all “go” lacks the “know”.
Without stillness, we can invite illness, sickness of soul, and burn out of body.
Stop allowing “doing” to replace “being”.
We and others suffer when we cannot be still for long enough to sustain what is being entrusted to us.
When you get still, you can be refilled.
#TodaysTakeaways from the book “Breathe”by Charlotte Gambill
When we decrease the noise, it allows more room for His voice.