All about you

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Not happy with your life? Then change it! If you are living to please everyone else then you will never be satisfied with life or be happy with yourself. You must decide what you want out of life and go for it. I know from experience that it is easier said then done. I used to feel guilty about putting myself first then I learned for my sanity that there are times that I must put myself first. No one else was stepping into play to put me first and the reason is because that was my job. I’m not saying make everything about you but what I am saying is make sure you are not left out.

You are the one that controls your happiness! Don’t be a doormat!

Reflection

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Tired of negative grouchy people? Are you reflecting negative attitude yourself? Life is all about choices, we must stop and take a long hard look in the mirror. Are you reflecting what you want to see in others? Attract what you expect from others, Reflect what you desire and then become what you respect. It starts with you! You need to MIRROR WHAT YOU ADMIRE!
When you are around anyone for a lengthy amount of time then their attitudes and temperament has a tendency to rub off on you. So surround yourself with like minded people.
When you have a positive attitude and look for the good in everything then you will start seeing positive things happen in your life.

Proverbs 17:22

Let it Go

If you have a little girl like I do then you have more than likely seen Frozen a million times and have those songs from the movie stuck in your head. One song in particular comes to mind “Let it Go”!!.
Every time I hear the song I can’t help but think of all the things that I need to let go. Why do we always worry and stress? It never does any good and never gets us anywhere. We grow older and cause more problems when we stress. Like the picture above says Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. 
I have found from experience that it does not do any good to stress and in the end God is always there to take care of us. He always provides exactly what we need exactly when we need it. So the next time you start to stress remember“LET IT GO”!
 
God will sustain us, He will never let us fall, and He cares for us. Taken one at a time, we see first that God declares both His ability and His willingness to be our strength and support—mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He is able (and best of all, willing!) to take everything that threatens to overwhelm us and use it for our benefit. He has promised to “work all things together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Even at times when we doubt Him, He is still working for our good and His glory. And He has also promised that He will allow no trial to be so great we cannot bear it and that He will provide a means of escape 1 Corinthians 10:13. By this, He means that He will not let us fall, as He promised in Psalm 55:22
So the next time you hear that famous song from Frozen – just like it says – LET IT GO!!
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Why some doors all of a sudden slam closed

I have recently had to deal with an unexpected change in my life. Did I get upset? Yes? How was all this new news going to affect my life? As soon as I received the news I called my husband whom promptly told me not to worry about it, their loss and now I would have time for other things.

The next day it was still tender news and still a shock. Then all of a sudden I started remembering bills that were upcoming. How was we going to cover them? I started stressing and getting upset. That is when I set down and prayed about it all again. I felt a sudden peace go over me and I knew God had it handled. He always does but sometimes we jump the gun and try to take care of things on our own.

Now a few days later everything is falling into place and I can see how some things are already working. I know we will be fine and I also know God has something in mind for me. Sometimes he has to slam a door closed to get our attention because we were not listening before. Several months ago I felt a strong urge to leave the job but couldn’t bring myself to do it, I kept talking myself out of it. So now God didn’t give me an option, he did it for me.

So if something sudden happens in your life – Remember – God is just getting your attention! He has something far better in mind.

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Key to Great Relationship

I started out trying to say that one must have honesty in order to have a great relationship but in truth there is more than just honesty.  There are several things that make up a great relationship. 

Everyone wants that soul-mate, one of a kind, best love ever, fairy tale relationship but unfortunately not everyone wants to put in the effort. It takes both people putting in time and energy. Every relationship needs to start out as friends. Friends will do anything for each other and love each other regardless. When you have a true friendship then honesty, trust, understanding, and communication follow. When couples are friends and communicate then they have the freedom that comes with it because they trust each other to be honest.

The key to honesty is that you are HONEST about everything regardless of what it is. It is better to get the truth out in the open and deal with it as it comes. The most common problem couples face is that they worry about hurting the other person’s feelings, being embarrassed or the most common – what they don’t know won’t hurt them oi- unfortunately it does. This is where communication comes into play. Couples must learn how to sit down and talk to each other about everything regardless of what the issues are.


Good Luck and Best Wishes to a Great Relationship!
If you have questions you are welcome to email me @ arllcountrygirl@gmail.com

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Don’t get down

DON’T LET THE HATERS GET YOU DOWN

There is always someone that is going to try to bring you down. They have their reasons for why they do it. My belief is that they are jealous, but regardless of their reasons – don’t let it stop you from your goals. If we reach for what we want and we start accomplishing our goals then we will have haters, we will be mocked and misunderstood. As long as you know what your goals are and you include God- then you can accomplish anything you set your mind too. Only you can decide what you want out of life and only you can make it happen.
If I had listened to half the people that told me I couldn’t then I wouldn’t be where I am today. Everytime someone said I couldn’t I showed them I could – I took it as a challenge. There is nothing we can’t do if we set our minds to it.
Take those stepping stones and go for it!!! Remember to stay strong and that you are doing what makes you happy in life. If we constantly worry about others and what they think then we wouldn’t get any where and be miserable. Today is your day!! Start it fresh and go after what you want in life. If you have to make a list with your main goal and then list under it all the little goals (stepping stones) that you will need to accomplish in order to reach your main prize. Get a sticky note and post on your mirror so you know what your goal is. I know you can do!!! Now go get started!
God Bless You!
~Country Momma~
Be unceasing in prayer (praying perseveringly)
1 Thessalonians 5:17
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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

We all need words of encouragement from time to time. There are so many days that we ask ourselves “Why me?”, “How much more?” and we wonder “What else?”. It feels like we are constantly butting our heads with someone or we keep meeting a brick wall. It is times like this that really makes us wonder if we should stop and give up or should we keep trying, we get so tired of making decisions and having to fight for everything we have or do. We keep going because in the end it is all worth it.

I have had many ups and downs in my life and have had people question me on it and how I do it. Let me tell you – anything worth doing – isn’t easy. I have learned something that I fondly call my stepping stones of life. Hence, the name of my blog. I have learned that if we just take one stepping stone at a time then we can accomplish more and it just gets easier and the number one thing is to trust in God.

I know that none of this comes easy but I hope that with inspirational and encouraging words and understanding that some of the things that I share with you will help you through your most trying and difficult times. Please feel free to give feedback and ask questions.

May GOD Bless YOU!

~Country Momma~

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appoined season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faith.

Galatians 6:9

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