Welcome to Positive Life Principles. I’m Karol Ladd, and I want this website to be a source of inspiration and strength to you as you serve and love the people around you. You will find resources to refresh you and help you use your gifts and talents to reach out and touch the lives of others. Sign up for my blog below in order to stay connected and receive an uplifting weekly message from me.
In grade school, our teachers told us to “Walk, don’t run” when we were in the hallways. As a child, we wanted to run – we wanted to get there fast! In many ways, like a child, we want things to happen fast and on our time table. Walking takes patience, and takes time. As believers in Christ, we never walk alone. God has given us His spirit. There’s nothing more beautiful than walking with God, holding His hand and patiently waiting on His timing.
Psalm 37:23-24 reminds us, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall for He holds them by the hand.”
Choose to see what is good in the challenges you are facing. Choose to speaking kindly about people instead of criticizing. Choose to look for hope instead of despair. Choose to love instead of hurt. Choose to build up instead of tear down. Choose to love Jesus and passionately pursue Him. Choose to receive His love.
Shine the light of His love everywhere He takes you today. It may be the grocery store, or the shopping mall or at home with the kids, but no matter where you are you can shine His light in the darkness. Shine by speaking life into others through your kind and loving words. Radiate the warmth of God’s love through your demeanor and smile. Shine the light of the gospel in your texts and social media and share the hope that Jesus brings.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust His goodness. Trust His power. Trust His love. Trust His provision.
When we choose to lift up others, we are also uplifted. There is great joy in being an encouragement to the people God places in our life. When we are busy elevating others it gets our eyes off our own problems as well. Look for ways that you can help someone have a better day. It may be a text, a handwritten note, a helping hand or even a smile. Everyone needs a boost of encouragement. Ask the Lord to show you the one person who needs a lift from you today. And don’t forget to lift your own eyes toward heaven praising and thanking God for His goodness and blessings each day.