More purposeful, intentional living ~ less going through the motions.
More "What is the good in this day and what good can I bring it?" ~ less "What can I take from it and what is lacking and wrong?"
More prayerful response in my relationships ~ less knee-jerk reactions.
More thanksgiving ~ less complaining.
More interceding ~ less judging.
More reaching out ~ less pulling away.
More order and planning ~ less last minute chaos and stress.
More frugality ~ less spending.
More trusting and believing ~ less worrying.
More grace for myself and others ~ less impatience.
More hope ~ less giving in to discouragement.
More focus on TRUTH ~ less leeway for the enemy to harass me with "facts".
More worship ~ less focus on self.
More beauty from ashes ~ less "pit" mentality.
More focusing on the positive ~ less being weighed down with negative messages.
More faith ~ less fear.
More tackling the hard stuff ~ less looking for the easier path.
More courage and stepping out of my comfort zone ~ less playing it safe and allowing anxiety to dictate my life.
More creative endeavors ~ less stale activities and idleness.
More honest, open communication ~ less passive-agressiveness and stewing.
More follow through on acts of kindness ~ less missed opportunities.
More or less ~ the choice is ours to make.
"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule."
~Matthew 5:3, The Message
Copyright 2015 by Julie Cowell.