Five Ways to Succeed in Life & Love-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

I’m so glad you could join me today for a little break and some more insight into The Five Ways to Succeed in Life and Love. Wouldn’t life be so much easier with fewer distractions? I so agree. We have so much information available at our fingertips, but imagine with me that out of all the words in our English language, we only get five to help us through life’s challenges, no more, no less. Grab your coffee and let’s wrap up that fourth word! 🙂

So we left off with the Greek word for adjust, which is actually conform and that translation proves that to adjust is a process. Take marriage, for example. For those of you who are married, I don’t know about you, but being married took some adjusting for me, seriously. I had been single for quite some time, and actually thought I had the majority of my junk unpacked. Then I got married and came face to face with the mirror through marriage that revealed more “adjusting” necessary.

Having been single for more than twelve years by the time I married my honey, I had forgotten what it was like to live with a teenager and he had two! The adjusting required to blend our families was something I’ll never forget. The process in many respects was beautiful, and if I’m honest with myself, and you, it was also painful, and at times, it’s still painful, but then again, change is rarely pain-free, especially when the change is for our own good! In fact, it’s a good part of the third novel in the Destination? Joyful! ™ trilogy called “Third Time’s a Charm!” The good news is, I think I’m adjusted, for the most part anyway! 🙂

Seriously, to conform, adjust is a process, one that is made not only easier when we partner with His Spirit, but possible. Can you think of any other situations or circumstances that require adjusting?

I just went through this type of adjustment so I’d love to share it: In the midst of an attitude or an argument, sometimes the smallest adjustment can make the biggest difference!

There are times when adjusting is easier than others, and just like we can subconsciously commit to bad habits, we can unconsciously adjust to bad environments, situations, and harmful habits and hang-ups, especially if we are not partnered with the Holy Spirit. Remember, our first word in this series is resolve, and the medical definition is something that I don’t ever think I’ll forget: To return to normal or intended purpose, in each and every situation and circumstance.

Is there something you’ve unconsciously or subconsciously adjusted to that you need to readjust? I’ll let you go so you can think on that question. Join me tomorrow for the fifth and final step!

Praying for you,



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