Inspiration

Wednesday Work

I say Wednesday Work because for more than half the world in the work force – everyone gets happy when Wednesday come because of what it represents…

They feel that it is the middle of the work week and they have only 2 more days until the weekend… I get that viewpoint because I used to be like that as welll ….however – you make your own demands on on your week is going to go! Do not purposefully bog your mind down and limit your happiness the way that you have been obviously mentally programmed to do.

 

 

First, you must understand the connection between your feelings, your thought life, and your behavior! We all work ENOUGH around the clock..mentally – spiritually – emotionally – physically  to focus on it being the middle of the week / over the hump day / cant wait until it’s the weekend mentality. Think about it – that is stressful even doing that because MENTALLY you are constantly waitiing for it to be Wednesday so that the weekend can be near! Grasp and control / manage your thoughts so that it does not matter “what day of the week” that it is – you know that you are ok.

 

Your feelings are directly associated with your thoughts.  If you want to control your feelings you must first control your thought life. In Mark 14:72, when Peter thought about his denial of Jesus it declares that, he wept. Notice that his feelings and emotions were directly controlled by what he thought. In Lamentations 3:19-20, when Jeremiah remembered all of his afflictions he said, “My soul…sinks within me.” When Jeremiah speaks of his soul sinking he is undoubtedly referring to his emotional state. However, when he thought on God‘s mercies he experienced hope within his mind (Lam 3:21-23).

 

David explains this same connection between his thoughts and feelings in Psalms 73:16. When he incorrectly thought that the wicked would escape the judgment of God, it was too painful for him. He became upset and angry. However, when he went into the Sanctuary of God and turned his thoughts toward heaven (vs 17-28), the Lord gave him a new perspective and he found strength (vs 26).

 

Your feelings are directly associated with your behavior. If you want to control your feelings you must also change your behavior. When your behavior is sinful your conscience will accuse you. These accusations enter your mind through your thoughts and then affect your feelings and emotions. In Romans 2:15, Paul teaches that your conscience uses your thoughts to either accuse you or excuse you. Sinful behavior without repentance will naturally cause accusing thoughts, which result in depressed feelings.

 

Godly behavior demonstrated by obedience to God’s Word will result in just the opposite feelings. Godliness results in thoughts that excuse you, which make you feel good about your actions. In Philippians 4:8-9, Paul instructs, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

 

 

Note that Paul believed that if we would follow his example and do what he did, we would experience the peace of God. Similarly, Jesus gave the same exhortation for how to be happy. After teaching the disciples to be servants He said, “If you know these things, happy are you if you do them” (John 13:17).

Jesus taught that happiness would naturally result from doing what you know is right.

 Therefore, you shouldn’t wait until you feel like doing what is right. Take the biblical action commanded and your feelings will follow.

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