This has been a rough year for me and my family and being a new Mom I worry about so many things. I worry about what we are going to eat, how these bills are gonna get paid, how we are going to pay for gas to get to the place that helps us pay our bills, etc. I am the worrier and my husband is not, he is always positive and always believes that everything will work itself out. In between my husband transitioning jobs, I almost panicked but then God spoke to me and you would not believe the peace of mind I have had these past couple of months.
I did not worry for a second (Maybe just a little), I knew in my heart that God will not give us more than we can handle. I knew that something has got to give. I stopped focusing on what we didn't have and started to look at what we had. My son has never been sick a day in his life, my husband has both his legs and arms and is in his right mind, we have a place to live, and we are extraordinarily happy. What do I have to complain about? Sometimes we just have to stop zooming into our lives and zoom all the way out and look at the bigger picture. I have never had peace of mind like I have this past month. So when things are just not going as planned and you feel like you've lost control, do these three things.
I always sit and talk to God about how I feel. I refrain from asking him for anything. Sometimes, you just want to talk to him. Get all your worries and all your feelings out to him and trust me you will get a response.
Have you ever cried and felt 20 times lighter....ooooooo GIRL! Crying does the mind so much good. Keeping it all bottled in is as healthy as this fried chicken I am thinking about eating. You just need to have yourself a good cry out session ONCE and then get a hold of yourself and move on.
3) Zoom out
Now after that cry, take a good look at yourself. Jot down all the non materialistic blessings in your life and meditate on that for a second. Whenever your current situation comes into your mind, zoom out once again and eventually you'll start saying like me, "Ohh well, I got *fill in the blank*". And for the people who are saying that nothing in their lives are worth looking at, you are wrong. The simple fact that you are able to read this is a blessing. There are so many blessings all around us but we are such an ungrateful generation, we forget to give God all the glory.