And then there were words. Spewed in my face. Harsh, filled with anger, not kind, not what I needed. After a hard week, the last thing I needed was to walk into an anger filled soul that needed a sounding board, but ya know…….it happens. I’m gonna believe that this person didn’t mean to devour me with words but in the end, I just wanted to wave the white flag! Done people! I surrender to all humanity! Ha!
Been there, done that right? All of us have. Man, it’s crazy how that saying can totally feel true, when it rains, it pours. I am normally one who can be like, ok, you’ve got your issues so I’m just gonna walk away but no, the flood gates opened and I lost it. So now what? It’s easy to sit in the defeated when we get knocked down over and over in a weeks time or even a day or a years time. Throwing in the towel sounds a lot easier than putting on our big girl pants and trucking forward. That’s where our control can come in though. There are many situations or people we can’t control or fix but we can decide how we will move forward and react. I love how Isaiah 43:18 puts it so bluntly, “Do not remember the former things. Or ponder the things of the past.” Jesus knows us so well. We sit in all the crap. We let all the past events swirl around in our brains until we are sick with trying to figure out how to make it all better. He’s like, you done yet? Because in the end, it’s His to take. We will just mess things up even more.
You see, sometimes it’s as easy as seeing the bigger picture. And what would that be you ask? There’s more positive than negative in your life. Don’t shake your head at me, it’s true! You’ve just gotta make sure your eyes are looking at the right thing. Happiness is a result of your approach to life, not necessarily what happens to you. Let’s make sure our souls are attached to the beauty of goodness not the negativity of nasty.
“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward….Just take the next step.”