BEAUTY TIP #32 – Gritty to Gorgeous

At times we all feel grumpy, resentful, jealous or shameful. There are days when the “grittiness” in our lives can bring us to our knees with feeling overwhelmed with too many obligations, and we wonder if we will ever figure out this complicated, demanding life. Someone needs to point us to a blueprint for choosing rejoicing over regret, freedom over resentment, radiance over shame and finding intimacy in our relationships.

We are all on a relentless quest to know we are loved, to have value and to feel pleasure. Most of our choices are made to fulfill those cravings. We will do almost anything to overcome our obstacles just to feel better. We tell ourselves:

  • If I had a better upbringing, I would have achieved greater opportunities and success.
  • If I had more money, life would be easier and I would feel more content.
  • If I put my children into a lot of activities, I will feel like a good mother.
  • If I had more time to myself, I would not be so tired.
  • If I was in an intimate, loving relationship I would be a happier person.

So we grab the first thing that we think will make us happier; go and buy something we can’t afford, pursue a different relationship, take another drink, open the fridge, watch some pornography, take a trip or sit on the couch and watch endless, boring television.

You and I are our own worst enemy, but we feel helpless to change. We need more than our human endeavors and wisdom to help us make choices to navigate this complicated maze of life. The Bible tells us that we have been given the mind of Christ, a supernatural authority, to unleash all the wisdom and discernment needed to make bold and good choices. Every single day God gives you and me the amazing privilege and power to choose a glorious course for our life. We can’t even begin to imagine all the blessings God wants us to have and enjoy. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him—but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Cor. 2:9-10, NIV).  God has given us an internal blueprint to change our gritty choices into a gorgeous future.

 Few things in life create more worry, stress and anxiety than the uncertainty of our future. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are at. God has the potential to use everything in your life, the good and bad, and turn it into beauty. It’s time to choose and live your dream; but what tomorrow holds is up to you.

 My new book SAND TO PEARLS: Making Bold Choices to Enrich Your Life, is designed to engage you into making thirteen bold choices that have the power to transform our daily “grittiness” into a shining, gorgeous future. You can buy this book through my web site, Amazon or your closest Christian Book Store.  Enjoy!

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