Attraction

I am amazed at how simple it is to identify what we are attracting in our lives and how. Again, I am reminded that what we focus on fills us up. In the scriptures it talks about our eye being single to the Glory of God, Light and Truth, and when we cultivate more light we become light. I believe we focus on problems and what is wrong in our lives way to much, we get ensnared by thinking that we have to always figure out our problems. I am seeing in my own life and believe that this is a trap and design of the Devil. I believe our problems are there to bring us to God, to draw us near to him in asking for solutions and being willing to lay the burdens at His feet, as He has commanded. It does not do us any good to continually let problems roll around in our minds, the more we focus on the negative, the greater the possibility for us to attract that into our lives. IT is better for us to focus on what is right in our lives, our blessings and what we truly have been given. To choose to see the glass half full instead of empty. There are so many things that can be turned around, so many problems that can become miniscule if we will but shift our focus to what we have and what is good instead of what we don’t have and by simply asking the question, “what can I learn from this?”, betting an answer, adjusting and moving on.

Our thoughts are like magnets, when we focus on the negative it creates more and we attract those things. When we focus on the positive and what is right and our blessings, we attract more of that and we become more attractive to others in the same regards. We truly have power to attract what we need and want and to partner with God to create the life we desire. It starts with our thoughts and what we are choosing to focus on. We do not have to give every thought that comes into our minds, attention. Negative thoughts come with power and so many of them feel familiar because we have been walking around hanging onto them as if they are our friends. It’s time to let go of the negative thoughts, let them pass through. Better yet pluck them out and throw them away. Do not feed negativity, do not let it take root and grow. Let us grow the good in our heads, let us choose the positive and let that grow. We have control over what we focus on and what we do with the thoughts in our heads. Just remember that what is focused on literally fills us up and that is what we end up attracting and being attracted and attractive to.

As I go about my day today, I am choosing 3 specific positive declarations that I will repeat and ponder upon, over and over again. I’m going to train my brain to focus on the good, and to continually attract that energy into my life and lay those things that weigh heavy, at the Lord’s feet like He commands. I will also call upon Him to help me keep my thoughts on Him and the blessings that He has so freely given. This is how I will stay free and clear and attractive today. Who wants to join me?

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Gratitude

Lately I have been reminded over and over the power in gratitude. I’ve definitely seen some dark days and challenges seem to be a constant, especially as of late…. being separated from my husband, doing the single mom thing, moving to a new area, balancing between work and kids….nothing that others cannot relate too. Yet over and over, I see that we have the power to shift a seemingly negative situation into a positive, by simply choosing gratitude.
I was profoundly reminded of this just last week, when I found myself sobbing, as I was driving a long way back home, and had to pull to the side of the road so that I could see and regain some composure. I had been wrestling with a big decision that day and felt so much confusion and hopelessness that I just couldn’t take it anymore. As I sat in my car on the side of the road, i began to plead with God through my sobbing. A few minutes later, I was shocked to see a stranger standing outside my car, at my window, knocking. I rolled down my window, and listened as this young gentleman proceeded to tell me that he had passed by 2 previous cars in need that day and had asked the Lord if he should stop, at which the impressions were “no”, but that when he came upon my car, he felt deeply impressed that he should and that he should share an article with me. To my unbelief it was a talk from Elder Uchtdorf entitled “Grateful in Any Circumstances.” This young man proceeded to tell me that the Lord wanted me to know that He is so aware of me and my circumstances and that all would be well. I sobbed again, thanked him, and he returned to his car.
What I have since come to realize is that God was hearing my cries that day, but I really couldn’t see the blessings or hear the answers until I began to acknowledge and show gratitude for the many blessings I had received already. As I have begun to choose gratitude, I have been humbled as my eyes have been open to the reality of my life.  I am blessed with 4 beautiful children, and they have a father who loves them and strives to take good care of them, and strives to keep a friendship with me. I have so many loving friends and with each new friend  the circle just keeps expanding.  The work I  get to do blesses others in profound ways.  I get to work with friends that are like family and I get to work from home! I am blessed with health, which I did not have, even just a year ago.  I feel closer to my God then ever and see His hand in my life daily.  I have food, water, shelter and love.  I am extremely well taken care of… Gratitude is like magic, it completely changes the way we look and feel about our life situations. Gratitude carries with it the energy of hope, healing and peace. It is a powerful tool against lies and deception. It is a tool that empowers us in any circumstance!  Here is my invitation to you, my friends,….. cultivate an attitude of gratitude!  For sure, I’m trying. God Bless us all in our efforts!gratitude