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Reset Your Day
By Joel Osteen - Nov 04, 2016

The way we start the day is so important. Every morning when we wake up, we need to make sure that we "empty out" anything negative from the day before. If someone offended you at work, if they didn't treat you right, it's easy to let that offense linger. Sometimes we feel justified when we carry around a grudge. But in order to take hold of all of God's promises, you have to be disciplined and say, "No, I am not giving this offense any room. I am not going to let it sour my day." Someone may have hurt you once, but don't let them continue to hurt you by holding on to the offense. When you are offended, it's not harming anyone else but you. It's taking up the space in your heart and head that you need for the good things that will move you toward your destiny.

Maybe you aren't dealing with an offense. Maybe you wake up in the morning and thoughts of worry come like, "How am I going to pay my bills? What if the medical report's not good?" Don't allow those negative thoughts to set your day. Don't make the mistake of dwelling on worry. Just say, "No thanks, I know God has me in the palm of His hand. He'll get me to where I'm supposed to be."

Remember, every day take inventory of what you're giving headspace to. Life is too short to go around with negative things holding us down. Instead, set your mind on things above. Let go of the weights that would keep you down and press forward to the blessings He has in store for you!

"Set your minds on things above…" (Colossians 3:2, NIV)

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