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Change In Life

Philip Doddridge wrote "Blest are the humble souls that wait with sweet submission to His will; harmonious all their passions move, and in the midst of storms are still."

Sometimes we get very discouraged with ourselves. We try working on the faults we see and it gets us frustrated when we don't see change. Be patient with yourself as you would with others. Just ask God to help you each day change the things that you can change and trust Him to change the things He can change.

Change in life is inevitable, but making sure those changes are from God takes prayer and seeking His will for your life. 

When change comes that is not of God, it is wise to again, go to prayer and seek His will in the situation and His guidance.

Maya Angelou said, "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."



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