I used wake up with anxiety each day about all the things that I wanted to accomplish but overtime, I realised that I was existing in a state of fear. Fear of failure, fear of the future, and fear of what I could become.
I have since decided to just let go and let God manifest his purpose in my life. Since then, it has been liberating. I now wake up each day with gratitude knowing and believing that whatever God has in store for me will be. I no longer feel depressed or angry when things dont go as planned or when people disappoint. I just know that that wasn't what was designed for me. I may not be able to see the door but I have FAITH to know that his words are true and that's ENOUGH.
Don't worry, be happy. (See my post before this.) Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it is due. 95% of the things you worry about don't even happen. The less you worry, the less complicated your life becomes. Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want. When life gives you 🍋, besides making a glass of lemonade, eat the lemons. ;) ***
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I used to wake up every single day and worry that I wasn’t going to be able to workout enough, worry that I would eat too much, worry that I would never be successful , worry that I would do something wrong. The “Worries” list could go on forever, but over my journey I have come to learn that worrying gets you NOWHERE. However, there are still days where I worry wayyy too much and today was one of those days. I woke up and I guess I thought it would be a good day to worry about every friggen thing possible. But I was able to recognize that I was the one allowing myself to worry about these stupid things and then forced myself to put things into a different and positive perspective. It is not easy for me and I still have a lot to work on, but my self talk and checking in with myself has allowed me to make huge strides in my recovery and journey. #eatingdisorderrecovery#whyworry#positivity#baddaysbuildbetterdays
When you reflect together and you encourage and recall the things we learned that last hours. Laughing uncontrollably We had the best Monday night family worship. Being transparent and real 💯that’s the only way we roll! Notetakers#Alwaysstudents#becourageous#whyworry#girlfriends
Baby I see this world has made you sad
Some people can be bad,
The things they do, the things they say
But baby I'll wipe away those bitter tears
I'll chase away those restless fears
That turn your blue skies into grey
Why worry, there should be laughter after the pain... #WhyWorry#DireStraits
Fast, faster than average, really really fast or can't think of anything. The speed doesn't really matter is just a reminder to remind yourself of being grateful for the things you do have. Happy monday!!
I use to be a worry wart. I was that kid who constantly had an upset stomach because what if something terrible happened while I was at school, what if the plane crashed, what if a car crash happened but it was the airbag that killed me- as a child in thunder storms I insisted on having one of my mums earrings to pop the air bag so I wouldn’t be crushed if the storm threw are car off the road(logical, right?) .. there was always something. But even as a child I thought I could prevent the bad things... pop the air bags.. I thought if I was in the airplane with my parents we would all be okay, or we would all go down together and that too would be okay, but not just them.. my mum use to always tell me “if pray why worry, if worry why pray” and I would nod and say I know, but inside roll my eyes.. then one day it hit me.. I am in control of literally NOTHING. I have no control if I, or my loved ones, wake up tomorrow. I have no control over if those I care about make “good” or “right” decisions. I have NO control if that plane crashes, or cancer comes, or if a gunman walks into my theater. What I DO have control over is my heart and my mind. I have the POWER to have a positive attitude EVERYDAY, I have the POWER to be KIND and to SERVE. I control who and what I allow into my life. I have the POWER to better myself everyday. To WORK HARD and to LOVE well. I CHOOSE to cask all my WORRY and all of my UNKNOWN onto to HIM. Because at the end of the day when my head is on my pillow it is HIM that is IN CONTROL of it all.
Ich halte nicht sonderlich viel von Neujahresvorsätzen und trotzdem gab es an Silvester einige wenige.
Zurzeit ist mir einer besonders präsent. „Sei mutiger!“
Mutiger sollte heißen mal aus der Komfortzone zu brechen von der alle immer sprechen.
Mein „mutiger“ war der Entschluss nach dem Studium in eine neue Stadt zu ziehen.
Es war nie nur eine Entscheidung für jemanden anderes aber eben auch. Es war ein Kompromiss, den ich zuvor nie machen wollte.
Mut scheint aber nicht immer sofort belohnt zu werden, manchmal braucht es wohl noch eine Schippe mehr Einsatz und so bleibe ich (weiterhin mutig) in dieser neuen Stadt trotz der kleinen Rückschläge. Ich bin gespannt was du alles für mich bereit hälst liebes Köln. Ich bin so gespannt was der eigentliche Grund ist weshalb ich hier sein soll. Ich bin gespannt auf deine Menschen, Geschichten und die vielen Erfahrungen, die mich weiter wachsen lassen werden.
«And why are you worried about clothes? See how the lilies and wildflowers of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin [wool to make clothing],»
MATTHEW 6:28 AMP #worries#whyworry#waterlily#waterlilies