I received this in an email and think it is great advice to live by.
God has been convicting me about simplifying my life and getting rid of all the clutter in my house. It is easy to collect stuff, and before you know it you have way too much of it, not to mention all the time it takes to clean it.
Of course #14 is and has always been great advice. There are way too many times when I should have heeded it and didn’t.
God has also made me aware that laughter is something I should not push aside. There are so many bad things in the world today that it is easy to get down about life in general. It is a wonderful feeling to have a good “belly laugh” about something. It lightens your whole mood for awhile. Don’t take life too seriously. Make time to laugh.
God dealt with me about the issue of saying no to things that won’t fit in my schedule a few years ago. I had a lot of guilt at first, but now I pray about the matter and if God says NO, I don’t feel guilty any more. I know that He has bigger and better plans for me and I want to be a good steward of my time.
I have also learned to be more grateful for the wonderful blessings God has given me. Being grateful also changes your life in other areas for the better.
Read this list, pray about it, and see if God reveals any areas where you need change. God wants you to be a vessel He can work through to accomplish great things for His Kingdom.
GREAT ADVICE FOR LIVING
Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you Jesus .’
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before.
GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’
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