which wolf do you feed?

blue sky Lauren AUG 2013With what lens do you look at your life? Is life an adventure or is it something to be endured? The thing is, our attitude, the way in which we view life is our choice. Granted, with some of the terribly difficult backgrounds some have or the trying conditions in which they now live, having a spirit of adventure in life may be incredibly difficult, but it still is a choice that can be made.

I mentioned that I am going back through Gary Keller’s The One Thing Book. in the book he tells the following story:

“One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement and action.’ The grandson thought about it for a moment and then meekly asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee replied, ‘The one you feed.'”

Which wolf are you “feeding” each day? Do you dwell on your fears and feed them? Or do you live life with a mindset of gratitude and faith? Do you feed your faith each day?

Stop and listen to your self-talk; that tape that is continually playing in your head. Is it a tape of faith or one of fear?

Have faith and live as God intended you to.

BG

what is really important to you?

Angela - Flowers 2014For those of you that follow this blog, you know that we often talk about priorities – what is really important.

Now is a time for us all to stop and to reflect on what is really important. Tomorrow is Good Friday and then Sunday is Easter or Resurrection Day. For those who profess and follow Jesus, it is the most significant of times.

This is a time to stop and reflect on what is really important and to examine your life in light of this outrageous act of love done for us by our Lord. A great price was paid for you and me. A gift beyond comprehension has been given to you and me.

So, how should we respond? Are you living as someone who is deeply loved by the King of kings? Are you living as someone who is so valuable that the Lamb of God paid such a price for you? Are you showing the love He showed to us to others? Even when they are not lovable?

What we commemorate over these next few days changed the course of history. Has it changed your life?

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

BG