Saturday, March 6, 2010

ive been slacking...

inspiration: i have been slacking...

so i feel like i've really been slacking with my blogs lately.
i've been so busy (and i realize that shouldn't necessarily be used as an excuse), but i've been busy in a "good" way.

i feel like a whole new person, almost.
around this time last month, i wrote this blog. but in the past month, i've had a "change of heart" almost. i've started to focus on the positives in life and focus on the future rather than the negatives and the past.

sure, i still have those moments where i'm in "negative nikki" mode, but they are fewer and far between nowadays. people, circumstances, and things aren't going to keep me down. i'm not going to let them.

so if you read my blogs for encouragement, i guess the best piece of advice i can share with you today is this:

MAKE time for God. revel in His beauty and majesty. make a list of everything good that you have in your life. sometimes it may not seem like there is much good in it, but when you do focus on the positives, it will be much easier to experience God's presence :)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

--Philippians 4:4-9

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