Trending in the right direction

I’m sure when the first Ice Bucket Challenge was issued no one thought it would grow to be such a huge global trend. As of today the Ice Bucket Challenge has been issued to the likes of Michelle Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kermit the Frog, just to name a few. Even Laura Bush dumped a bucket of ice on former President George W. who called out former President Bill Clinton.

On top of that there has even been ice bucket marriage proposals, which is weird. Not to mention some serious head and neck injuries and at least one death, which is sad. The only real positive part of the trend has been the millions of dollars raised for ALS.

But not all trends in life have such a positive track record. Often times our lives begin to trend the wrong way, our marriages begin to head in a bad direction or our finances seem to go in reverse. Then before you know it our life’s trend is not what we hoped for or anticipated. The end result can be discouragement, anger and even depression.

Maybe that’s you? Maybe you’re reading this today thinking your life is doomed to trend in a direction that only brings you heartache and frustration. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. God wants to help you trend in a good direction.

The best way to change the course of your life is to seek God’s will. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:6 to “seek his (God’s) will in all you do, and he will show you what path to take.” You might not know it but God really loves you and he wants to help you. He actually has a great plan for your life. He doesn’t want to beat you up and put you down. He actually wants your life to trend toward peace and happiness… toward his son Jesus Christ.

The saddest people in life are the ones who give up when the trend in their life gets bad. They think, “Well, my life stinks. I guess it’s just always going to be this way with me. I’m never going to get out of this.” It’s just not true! Now matter how dark your life might seem right now God wants to bring you out of your dark situation and put you on the right path. All we have to do is seek his direction. It’s the key to changing the trend of your life.

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