Inner Cheerfulness

Helen Thomas By Helen Thomas, 8th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Being cheerful continuously is clearly a major challenge. However, it behooves us to learn to renounce underhandedness, disgraceful ways, and secret thoughts or desires to harm others. When one refuses to deal craftily and/or practice trickery. and begins to state the truth openly, clearly and candidly, that person is well on the way to inner cheerfulness.

Obstacles Along The Way

In Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching On Life and Love in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 AMP, we find this reality check which let's us know that there will be obstacles along our journey:

"We are pressed on every side ~ troubled and oppressed in every way ~ but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair;

We are persecuted and hard driven ~ but we're not deserted to stand alone! We are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.
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Clearly it a challenge of major proportions to ignore insults and unexpected hardships that last far too long. We have to learn to 'not sweat the small stuff.' A hundred years from now, it will not matter. Still we should not deal craftily or practice trickery. We reap what we sow.

Cast Your Cares And Receive Inner Strength

In Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love in the New Testament Book of Philippians in Chapter Four and Verse Thirteen in the Amplified, we find this assurance:

"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him! Because He infuses inner strength Into me, I am self-sufficient in His sufficiency."

Worry is quite the natural thing to do. 'Not worrying' is usually more of a learned behavior which often comes only after having been taught or having experienced the health risks associated with worrying.

Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

International Christian Evangelist/Teacher Kenneth Copeland recently posted an Article on Steps to Keep Your Cool Under Pressure. Here is a part of what he had to say.

"Your deliverance is inside you because that’s where the Holy Spirit is. Your help is inside you because that’s where your Helper is. The joy, the strength, the love…everything you’ve been looking for is right there inside your spirit."

Unfortunately ~ many individuals are just plain stubborn, prideful, and self-centered. They will not allow even the smallest act of unkindness to go unchallenged. So unnecessary sparks begin to fly and in no time flat, the situation gets out of hand ~ words having been spoken that cannot be taken back.

Rejoice In Knowing

We can rejoice in knowing that: God Our Creator knows where we are right now. He ~ the One Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts.

Overwhelming victory has been made available to us by the One Who so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever would believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life. This quote is taken from the Gospel of John Chapter Three, Verse Sixteen in Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love.

We Can Encourage Ourselves

Situations or circumstances may knock you down ~ but ~ GET UP ~ KEEP GOING ~ and ~ REMAIN CHEERFUL. Whatever you are going through, remember ~ this too shall pass. A way has been provided for us to be victorious over adverse circumstances. You may have to wait much longer than you want to ~ and pay an unusually high emotional toll. But in a manner of speaking ~ the fight is fixed. WE WIN.








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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for your moderation ~ Mark. Richest Blessings to you.

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author avatar spirited
10th Oct 2014 (#)

'the fight is fixed. WE WIN.'

How could we not win with God on our side, being cheerful along the way though is a big plus if we can do it.

Your writing cheers us along, good one Helen!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ Spirited. I appreciate your taking the time to read and share your comments. Richest Blessings to you!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and well written mate, cheers!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ Fern for your gracious comment. Endless Blessings!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Helen, great article. I truly beleve that we all have it in us to be cheerful, loving, kind and gracious. Being negative is a very sad way to spend our days.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes ~ I agree with you ~ Nancy. I believe it's a matter of choice and effort. Thanks for your comment. Blessings!

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author avatar Retired
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Another beautiful and powerful reminder, dear Helen. Thank you!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for your support and encouragement ~ Susan. Yes ~ the Scriptures are replete with reminders to help us maintain a good attitude.

Endless blessings to you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Beautiful and inspiring, Helen!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks ~ C.D. You're very kind. Blessings always!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
12th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you for these ever encouraging words , dear Helen .
God richly bless you , now and always
Stella ><

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author avatar Helen Thomas
13th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you ~ Stella. I always look forward to reading your comments whenever I post an article. They mean so much to me. May Our Heavenly Father shower you with His Blessings.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
24th Oct 2014 (#)

I firmly believe in the adage "We reap what we sow". Thanks forr the Godly inspirations. They'll guide us through the way.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
25th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks for your kind comments ~ N.C. I fully agree ~ we reap what we so. Blessings to you!

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