Monday, July 21, 2008

Does It Matter?

This week I've been on the verge of experiencing stress and tension, but I've chosen peace of mind instead. I have to remake my decision for peace of mind often during some days. I know that it is all a matter of attitude. No matter what happens in my matter what anyone does or says, no matter what happens as far as circumstances or events are concerned, nothing can cause me distress unless I let it. Only my own attitudes, thoughts, and judgments about something can make me stressful and full of tension. "Teach me to do Your will for You are my God. Let Your Good Spirit lead me on a level path." (Psalms 143:10) If I go with the flow and stop resisting, I will realize God's perfect plan. I need to keep myself from becoming a participant in human drama. I need to live only in this moment and realize that I'm nobody's victim. If I can be at one with what happens, then I will not be at the mercy of the world, and my happiness will be determined by my own self, not someone else. Thanks for reminding me of that, Lord.


C said...

Thanks, Patty. It is very true that choosing peace is often work, but well worth it. You do a great job with your blog.

Patty said...

Thank you, c. I so appreciate you reading it. I know that we have a choice about how we view the world, and it is a challenge not to question the outcome and resolution of a situation, but I try to trust God and know that His Spirit resides in me. That makes all the difference in what I can handle. Please pray and hold a vision of me doing the right thing. I'm so thankful for friends that gather and ask God into their midst. "Where two or three are gathered..." I'm praying for you as well, c, and everyone else on the blog.

Patty said...

Does it matter? One great Native American philosopher was asked what was the secret to his peaceful, happy spirit. He answered that he doesn't care what happens. I thought that was weird at first.....not to care what happens, but when I got to thinking about it, I realize that it is the attachment we feel to outcomes that causes stress and tension. If we could go with the flow and let God work everything out according to His perfect plan, wouldn't we be so much more peaceful and happy? That's been my goal this week....just to go with the flow.