What do you practice
What do you practice? because what you practice you become good at.
Do you practice joy in your life, do you practice peace in your life, do you practice happiness in your life? Or do you practice a lot of complaining? Because if you complain, you will get very good at it. And you will get so good at it that you will find fault with everything, even when there is no fault that a layman cannot see, you, being an expert will see it!!!!!
What do you practice? Do you practice anger? Because if you practice anger, you will get very good at it. And you will get so good at it, that the most trivial thing will make you angry, like sitting in an airplane, seeing the seat across from you somehow looks better than the one you have been given, and that is so unfair of the airlines.
What do you practice? Do you practice being worried, because if you practice being worried, you will Gert very good at it. And you will get so good at it that everything will worry you, even the buffalo you don't have, so I propose that if it is true that it is a matter of practice, then I propose you practice Joy!!!!
The above is not mine, it was something I heard a young boy of about 6 say on a video clip, I thought it was really good so I typed it out. It is simple but has a good message for us all, it is like a check list of what we occupy our minds and time with.
I would like to back it up with scripture. Philippians 4: 4-9 (ESV) Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
If you practice Philippians 4:4-9 you will become very good at it!!!