Managing my Responses

I have found that how I handle my responses can be a big factor in allowing restoration in my life.

One of the first steps I can take in admitting I need help is allowing God to show me how well I am responding to the circumstances at hand… Am I reflecting Godly characteristics or am I angry, prideful, impatient or judging. Am I seeking God’s counsel through prayer and the word or am I just responding without any regard for Gods heart… managing my own opinions?

When we learn to depend on God for our responses we learn to live a Christ centered life. We learn to pray without ceasing because our thoughts are always turning to God, to first seek His response before we give ours.

Even in those two seconds of thought processing when we have a habit to break or a hurt to put down… we can respond by coming to Jesus and not responding to a temptation to act in an ungodly way.  When we turn to God for strength… it will open the door for help and restoration to begin.  But if we run with our fear, stay in anger or any other number of responses that are not of God they will eventually take us off course…Not only hindering our relationship with God but with those around us.

We may not be able to manage life but we can manage our responses as we learn to turn to Jesus and allow Him to help us.

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.              Psalm 32:8

About Julie Armendariz

Hi, I am a Artist, Photographer, Christian, wife & mom. I love hiking, nature, poetry & spending time with my family. This Blog is a place for me to share my Art, Photography, writing and faith.
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