You know the Bible says “Don’t be afraid.” But sometimes anxious thoughts and feelings seem to overtake your heart and mind even when you don’t want them to. There are plenty of helpful scriptures for overcoming fear and anxiety.
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Scientific research, countless personal stories, and good old common sense demonstrate that being grateful is good for you – physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. A day to do this together is awesome. And I’d like to share my grateful list with you.
This week in the United States many families will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. And Christmas is just a few weeks away. For all the hopes and expectations around the holidays, people make the difference. But holidays and relationships; it’s complicated.
If you are the same person tomorrow as you are today, your life will pretty much be the same as it is now. If the only thing that changes is that you’ve been breathing for another day, another year, you’ll simply be where you now – only older. To experience a different future, you will need to become a different person.
Why are you here? What is the reason God placed you on this earth? Many people struggle with that question. Without a sense of purpose people become depressed, while having a reason to live makes it possible to thrive even in the worst of circumstances. Fulfilling God’s purpose for you is one of those big ideas that impacts every part of your life.