What Are You Working on This Week???

Last night our family was having devotion and the fruit of the Spirit came up.  Before we ended, I asked everyone which fruit they’d be working on this week?
My husband and Ash said “love”. Our oldest V said “self-control” and bigguy said “kindness”.
As for me I said “joy”. Sometimes joy is the fruit that seems to be sooooo far away.  I used to think that joy had alot to do w/shouting, dancing and everything going right. And it had been for me to a degree.  But what I’m learning and embracing is that I can have joy no matter what is happening in life. Is it easy? Heck no!!
Is it possible? Absolutely!!
My joy comes from knowing that God is always with me and that He is my anchor.
My joy comes from being able to have a positive attitude when things don’t go as planned and/or expected.
My joy comes from being grateful. Although things might not be ideal, I am still blessed.
My joy comes from prayer and journaling. I dont have to fight my battles alone or hold things in.
My joy comes from expectations. I expect things to work out and I expect God’s best. 
I’m working on my joy, intentionally.  I’m taking the time to speak/write what I’m thankful for. I’m checking my thoughts for often and taking a positive perspective over thinking the worst.
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.
So…what are you working on this week?



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