Scriptures: Isaiah 61:1-4
Do you want to see major improvements in your life? All you have to do is make some minor adjustments. With these adjustments you will: have a better attitude, be more productive, have new doors opened to you and gain more friends! Who doesn't want all of these things?
In Colossians 3:3 the Bible tells us: "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." See life around you as God sees it and become less attached to the temporary! Arrange your mind in the right direction. Let God know that you believe He is bigger than your problems. Remember: you do not have to be controlled by your emotions. Life's difficulties do not come to defeat you, but to increase you.
Put on the garment of praise! Take off the garment of heaviness, self-pity and discouraging. Offer up the sacrifice of praise: offering praise even when you do not feel like doing it! Make a thoughtful choice to offer God thanks. Do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening. Take your limitations off God: He has no limitations!
The Lord has made promises to those who will exchange the spirit of heaviness for the garment of praise. They'll rebuild the old ruins. They will raise a new city out of the wreckage. They'll start over on the ruined ground. They will take the rubble left behind and make it new.
Make a minor adjustment right now: tell your mind "I am going to praise God."