Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Doing You Well Wednesday #9

Stop Crying Over Spoiled Milk
 
 
So often, we focus our energy on situations that we have absolutely no control over.  When I was a child, my grandmother would often say, “Stop crying over spilled milk.”  As an adult, I’ve adopted the phrase, “Stop crying over spoiled milk”.  Why?  Because, there is -at least- a solution to spilled milk.  Spilled milk can be cleaned up.  However, spoiled milk must be thrown out.   From time to time, we “cry over spoiled milk”.  Simply put, we allow our thoughts to be bombarded with “stuff” that is out of our control.  We have worried about it.  We have rehearsed it time and time again.  Because that “stuff” (whatever it is) happened in the past, there is nothing that we can presently do to change it.  It is done – finished – over!!!

Today was one of those days when I awakened with my mind preoccupied with emotional torment from something that occurred in the past – (SPOILED MILK).  As I started to meditate on the WORD, the spirit arrested every evil thought and brought my thoughts into captivity through the WORD.  That WORD is found in Psalm 37, verses 1-2.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

So, I say to you today, “Stop worrying about those who have done you wrong”.   I once heard a preacher say, “Let your haters be your elevators”!!! 

From time to time, the enemy attempts to rob us of our joy and our peace. However, today, I refuse to allow the enemy to have my joy and my peace! I choose not to “cry over spoiled milk”.  Instead, I choose to meditate on the WORD.

 

Will you make the same choice- REFUSE to “cry over spoiled milk”?  Instead, MEDITATE on the WORD.

 

11 comments:

  1. Hi Victory, I hadn't heard the saying about spoiled milk, although I have heard about crying over spilled milk. But your words are so true.

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    1. Yes Wanda, and we must put these words into practice!

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  2. Meditating on the Word is so much more important than those things that cannot be changed. This is good advice.

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    1. You're right! Worrying is not productive, but meditating is!

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  3. This is a great post! Keep on Living PASSIONATELY for our Living Lord!!! :)

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    1. Will do - Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. Hey Trinity!! Oh yes my friend...there's nothing worse than meditating and tormenting yourself over something you can't do ANYTHING about! Thanks for the great reminder my friend and thanks for linking up! Have a blessed week! ;-)

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    1. Absolutely! There are certain things that we can't do anything about.

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