The Psalmist said, 'You don't let me sleep. I'm too distressed even to pray' (Psalm 77:4 NLT)! Is that the way it is in your life right now? If so, let go of what no longer works. There are trade-offs. For everything you gain, you usually have to give something up. The trouble is, we hate giving up what we do well. So we focus on 'doing things right', end up not doing the right things, and wonder why we don't succeed.
When your season changes, be open to a new strategy. Letting go of what doesn't work anymore frees you up to focus on what does. And more importantly, to focus on what God wants you to do! Secondly, don't let change paralyse you. In new situations our first inclination is to slow down, play it safe and buy ourselves time. But often we just fall further behind. Being overly cautious makes you freeze like a deer caught in the headlights. The Bible says that God '...gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless' (Isaiah 40:29 NRS). So trust Him and move forward, instead of giving in to the impulse to just do nothing. Then, approach the future with confidence.
Recent events have us all on edge, but as a child of God you can say, 'I can lie down and sleep soundly because You, Lord, will keep me safe' (Psalm 4:8 CEV). The truth is, you can't build a decent argument for living in fear; so trust God, adjust to reality, and live each day to the fullest!
My thumb is so sore today - way worse than it was last night. I think it needs amputating. Why is it always the small cuts, and wounds that hurt the most? My horribly, awful, stab wound looks like a pin prick but i am sure that it is going to be the end of my thumb.
Right - enough drama for one morning.
Things are not all rosy with my Mr T at the moment. I am hesitant to write about that though. I know that there are people out there that read this that for whatever reason, will be happy that things are not perfect with him right now. I don't want to make those people happy.
I have just realised that i am suffering from a serious bout of PMS. I really do need to recognise the date on the flipping calendar when i inexplicably feel like crying every 5 seconds. You would think after 25 years of having "monthly sicknesses" i might realise when this is happening.
No one ever accused me of being a quick leaner.
I have a busy day today. I have to do something that i have been dreading for a long time, and that the thought of makes me feel like sh*t, but that i have been putting off and putting off until it can no longer be put off. I hate being in this situation. Fortunately, i don't have time to elaborate.
School holidays start this afternoon, and there is a big sleep over happening here tonight. Hopefully that will cheer me up, and make me forget all my other problems. Lots of kid noise always cheers me up these days.
Oh - and i am so lucky to have people out there that i don't even know, that read my blog, and take the time to send me things like this to cheer me up, when they can tell all is not perfect in my little world. I adore those people, and they are one of the reasons that i keep my blog going day in and day out.
Thank you so much to the person who changed the way my day started this morning by sending me this video. It is long but REALLY worth watching if your smile needs a kick start this morning, like mine did.
Imagine that?!?!?! How amazing.
Effing tears again.
When you come to a wall, you can either climb it, or you can simply walk around until you find a door. Don't make life so hard - look for the doors.