Choose to be inspired.

If we choose to be inspired, encouraged, energized and motivated by even the smallest things around us, we will then be full enough to inspire others. I look for inspiration everyday. It is always on my mind. I love to find inspiration in the Word of God, in music, in art, in movies, in daily conversations and observations.

The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8 to keep our minds on good things.  According to the New International Version we are to think on “whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

You may say, “How in the world am I suppose to think on all those good things when bad things are always happening to me and the people around me just bring me down?” Well, I will tell you. We have to bring our thoughts under subjection, 2 Corinthians 10:4,5. We have to gain control of our thoughts. Our thoughts actually have power to control our lives! However, we get to take our lives back when we change the negative thoughts and silence the self-defeating chatter in our heads. Stop speaking negatively! The Bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Choose to find the beauty in the little things around you. Find and focus on the beauty around you. Find and focus on lovely things. Find and focus on those things that are worthy of praise and positive. Turn the negative to good. God have us that control. We have that ability. Use it. Practice it. You will be elevated to higher levels. Your world would become brighter, and you will become more fulfilled. It is quite exciting to know that we can create the lives we desire with positive and productive thoughts.

So when the devil comes by using someone to upset our peace. We recognize that it is a ploy of the spiritual enemy and we will choose to rise above (although we may have to address it), we will not retaliate, but we will continue to love and forgive. The most beneficial inspiration comes from the Bible. We must read the Word and meditate on it day and night. Once we get into the habit of finding inspiration around us, the more we will become an inspiration to others. Live inspired and stay empowered!