Diary post: Pep talk to the stressed mess

We get this moment only once here on earth. So often we let it go unnoticed. Maybe it’s the flowers that bloom and quickly fade away or it’s the passion of a new believer that on fire for Christ do we fully embrace the magnitude of our God in both of those moments in time or do we long for the next moment while this one phases away? Let’s stop and truly smell the flowers in an act of praise! Let’s embrace the new saint and bless them on their journey. Let’s fully live alive in the new life we have been given! We have a purpose let’s not waste it!

———/ This is totally a pep talk for myself as I’m coming out of a season of well..let’s just say it…juggling too much. It’s showing in my health big time as I realize I was just stretching myself too thin and the balls began to drop. Stress, it’s something I had heard about but didn’t really think affected me all that much. Peeps listen up, if your body,work,and whatever else is telling you to stop and live in the moment by all means DO IT! Don’t allow stress to make you something you don’t even recognize. Don’t go through the motions of life! LIVE…truly live! I knew something was off but it wasn’t until last week when essentially I was fired(contract not renewed after six years)from my long time job that I realized I didn’t even recognize myself. Honestly I was relieved,sad but relieved. Stress! I had everything to look forward to but moment by moment I wasn’t fully feeling every joy that surrounded me. In fact I was becoming numb to the things I was passionate about in life. Praise the Lord for the closed door,as sad as it is! I feel the door to life being reopened as I’m focused on one day at a time(in reality not just in the words I say). God is good and freedom to live is worth more than gold!

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Diary Post: Looking Back Stepping Forward

There are times I miss the person who I was yet love the person who I have become. It’s a funny little feeling of looking at the past and being able to see the good with the bad. There has been joy in the journey but also pain in saying goodbye to the person I once was. I miss being with friends where we each were unique and different. I miss the days of not knowing the evil in the world and the ability to live as I chose. I miss being outside all day and living in a fantasy world. I miss the fun we had.

I love the freedom in Christ that I have. I appreciate boundaries and my purpose in life. I love my community of believers. I love my job, each day I get to go on a mission felid. I get to know my creator more and more through the children I teach. I love deep long talks with believers. I love new converts.

Maybe I’m overly sentimental but I love this story God has given me to live. As chapter by chapter unfolds I’m growing and giving glory to my king. I slip and fail as all humans do but there with a willing hand is my Father reaching down to rescue me. In some ways I feel very much like I was born to be the daughter of the king. It may of all started out as a role I played on the weekends in my youth but it has become my reality as the days go on.

No, I don’t get to wear a golden crown that sparkles and shines but I get a heart that beats with joy and love.

I know I’m not the only one with a story to share. I’d like to hear where the Lord has brought you from and where He is taking you! No, maybe it is as dramatic as mine ( or maybe it is!) please share! You can comment or pm me.

This was at a coronation. How much more special the wedding feast will be with our king!