Purposeful

The other night I was on the phone with my friend.  We were talking about my emotional chaos, and she said something that stopped me dead in my tracks.

I’ve been depending on myself to do some things that I can’t do.  I can care for people, treat them with respect, speak into their lives, but I can’t change their hearts.  Only God can change the heart.  You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink, right?

I’ve relinquished control of areas of my life over which I have control.  I choose my attitude.  I choose how I am going to interact with people.  I choose “what side of the bed” I wake up on.  I can choose to let the little things piss me off, or I can choose to let them go.  I can control a conversation with positivity, or I can succumb to negativity.

Today, as I drove to work, I decided that today was going to be a good day.  You know what?  Today was a pretty good day.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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