Another “Message from Mama” article for the write31days challenge.
According to the book of Dot, there are some things that work and some that don’t.
Don’t let one set back destroy your life. You will make mistakes. You are human. That’s okay. Mourn what you’ve lost, but then, it’s over. Go on with your life, to your next challenge or next fun thing to do. God isn’t holding a setback against you. He loves you.
Dictate to your husband what to do. If you demand that a man do something, this is almost a guarantee that he will not do it. If you want him to do something, anything, pray first. Discuss the problem and work on things together. God may direct the two of you to a better option than the one you came up with alone. And, if your husband does what you want, thank God and then say, “Honey, what a great idea you came up with.”
Don’t take your anger out on your child, teach them. God knows your nervousness (stress). You may get frustrated and want to take it out on your child, but don’t. Instead, calm down. Slow down. Pray. Listen to him/her. If they are acting out, find out what’s wrong first. The child may genuinely have a problem. Remember they are just “little people.”
Don’t do wrong expecting right to follow. You can’t treat people wrong and expect them to turn around and treat you right. They might treat you right out of the goodness of their hearts, but that’s grace. In fact, just treat everybody right. It’s simpler.
Don’t by cheap stuff. Cheap is too expensive.
Don’t tell everybody your business. Be careful of confidants.
Dot said some things do work.
Don’t leave your house without praying. God will speak to you through His Word and to your Spirit. Pray and He will make what is confusing clear.
Go to church. Be with people. You need them.
Give money, save money. You will be pleasing God as well as reap what you have sown. Spend a little money too for things you want. Just don’t over do it. Live within your means.
Take care of yourself. Go to the beauty shop (or barber shop), take care of your body it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. You are a steward of it.
Stand on the Word and expect God to answer your prayer. God answers prayer. period.
Have some fun everyday.