Take Your Life Back

“Only you can control your future.” Dr. Seuss

Okay, let me state for the record that I know that God really controls our future, but we have a great deal of responsibility in this as well.

Do you ever feel that things have just gotten too far out of control? Is your schedule is jam-packed, your credit line extended, your nerves shot and your temper short?

Welcome to the club!

Now, what are you going to do about it? The following things have helped me:

• As soon as you wake up, pray

• Before you have a bite to eat, feed your soul with the Word of God

• Start your week in worship with the church of God’s choice – can’t find it? Here’s a hint: He describes it in the Bible – your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find it

• Turn off the news – it’s mostly garbage, anyway

• Don’t turn on the TV without a plan to view only what you would watch if the Lord was present (and He is present, you know). Use the same standard with your computer usage and video games

• Eat your meals with your family, not your computer or TV or beloved video game

• Offer a prayer of thanksgiving before you eat those meals

• Don’t drink – alcohol will control your life. Don’t believe it? Try stopping!

• If you have small children, have a Bible story at bedtime

• Take a walk – if you are married, take a walk with your spouse. It will change your marriage

• Before you go to sleep, pray

Don’t have time for these things? Then make a prayerful list of your own that fits God’s will and your schedule. Can’t even do that? Then, you don’t get your life back!

“the upright give thought to their ways” Proverbs 21:29

“Be very careful, then, how you live” Ephesians 5:15