Are you depressed because you’re experiencing a famine in your life? A shortage of positive relationships, money, energy, health, joy, peace of mind, under or unemployment, to name a few? Guess what? This is a blessing in disguise. This is an opportunity for you to experience fulfillment in your life. Like Joseph, the son of the patriarch Jacob, if you stay the course, you will eventually say to your enemies, “you meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.”
Here is my recipe for handling the famines I’ve encountered in life. Here’s how you can take a negative—FAMINES—and turn it into a positive. The word FAMINES is an acronym as follows:
F- Have Faith in God’s promise, that He made you to be the Head and not the Tail. Practice forgiveness and love unconditionally.
A- Develop an Appetite for healthy foods that promote life and build your immune system.
M– Listen to Music daily that is uplifting and inspires you to achieve greatness.
I- Increase your knowledge base, never stop learning and trying new things. Take a course, go back to school or finish your degree.
N- Don’t Neglect your needs and be moderate with your desires. Leave something behind for the gleaners. Be honest with yourself.
E- Exercise daily meditate and on God’s Word and pray without ceasing. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three or four times a week.
S- Set goals that stretch you. Get rid of the losers in your life and find a mentor that you can be accountable to.
If you confront your famines, I guarantee that like Joseph, you will be a Winner at life. Never give up!
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. Deuteronomy 28:13 NIV