Sacrifice. A despised word.
The act of sacrifice is so unpopular in modern culture. We do not like being uncomfortable or experiencing anything but pleasure and good times. We want what we want, exactly when we want it. Now! But, sacrifice is not necessarily the great suffering we portray it as...it's all in how you experience giving up something of value to you. That's where painful suffering comes in. Even our Savior and Lord GAVE up His life for us, NO ONE TOOK IT (John 10:18) because He understood His power and authority to exchange a measly earthly life and physical body to bring eternal salvation to all mankind. Today I want you to tell yourself a different story about suffering.
1. Suffering is inevitable, misery is chosen. Accept a clearer meaning of sacrifice. Sacrifice is doing something you've never done to get something you've never had. It is as pleasant and happy an experience as you allow it to be. Period. To experience positive change in your life grasp that change won't happen by you it will happen to you regardless of if you recognize or accept the change or not. This recognition makes letting go and moving on so much easier. Embrace the positive or embrace misery. You choose.
2. Understand VALUE over COST. Value is not a number. Anything truly special or significant to you cannot be ascribed a cost. Every action, choice or decision has a cost, a loss of or exchange of opportunity. Change the focus from where/who/what you give up to what you will gain. Ascribe more value to what you gain and the affliction of giving up, changing or losing anything lessons.
Beloved I am praying with and for you.
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