We get to decide how we're going to invest it.
Into joyful laughter and overflowing gratitude, loving well and giving lavishly?
Or in simmering anger and overwhelming fear, exhausting sadness and endless discouragement.
We've got to keep in mind that the anger and fear, the sadness and discouragement are huge energy drainers. They leave us sapped and bone dry, they produce nothing of beauty or value for us or those around us.
Truth be told, there are moments when making this choice is, in itself, exhausting. But choose we must. This is our right, our privilege, our responsibility. Our joy.
'And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise ... Then the God of peace will be with you.'
- Philippians 4
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