I know this is a weird title, but this subject keeps popping up in my head, heart and devotionals! Lately, I have been in this “start and stop” kind of time in my life; I have deadlines to make and as usual I get stuck with all kinds of noise in my mind that actually paralyze me to do anything at all.
Some people hate attributing bad behaviors or habits to their childhood, but I can’t help but think some of these habits are because of things that happened when I was young. The constant uprooting of my childhood and not feeling safe or content really did some trauma to my adulthood of feeling secure and confident. It doesn’t matter that I have such a calm, serene lifestyle now; my mind still wants to go back to the unsteady time.
There is a God however, that never quits! He gives me hope each morning….I wake up looking out my window at the fresh flowers blooming, overlooking the mountains outside my door and I am reminded that each day starts fresh and my mind should too!
Joyce Meyers has a daily devotional that had the word “unstuck” in it and part of it says
” Faith is always active- always. It requires that you move forward into what God is telling you to do. Don’t neglect to take a step because you’re afraid it will be the wrong one. Living in fear all the time and making no decision is much worse than being decisive and occasionally making a mistake” (Wake up to the Word, Joyce Meyer)
If this is where you are today, read that quote from Joyce Meyer again and again until you get “unstuck!” Doing nothing is much worse than doing something even if you are fearful. The things I have learned over the years (and am still learning!!) that moving forward always gets you to your goals in life instead of staying where you are and being sad about not trying. We all have baggage from the past, but we must remember to write out the history of the future differently if we want that story to have a happy ending.
So I will continue to work on myself , to move forward, to live in joy not fear, to untangle the cobwebs in my mind that try to keep me tangled up and free myself to see what God has in store for me because I know it is good and I will miss out if I don’t continue to grow.
How about you? Will you try some new habits today to help you be in a better mindset? What can you start doing each morning that will keep you level-headed and positive? Know that your life is worth all the miracles in store for you if you reach out and grab them.
Leave me a comment on the changes you are making today! Have a beautiful day my friends!