Good afternoon, friends!
So, as I’m wandering around feeling rather uninspired, or maybe just overwhelmed by the week’s events, either way, the words aren’t flowing, and I wonder what I can do about it. I can sit and pout and be down. I can fake it till I make it (been known to do that). I can workout, take a nap, eat, wait…so many options. And then as I’m sitting in the sunshine, drinking coffee and eating bacon, I drop a little bacon grease on my foot and am now the dogs’ best friend. Listen, sometimes you just gotta make the best of a situation….you know, find that silver lining.
We’ve all be hurt, we all have stresses and struggles. That’s life. But the problem with that is when we allow those things to keep us from joy.
I think so many times we get comfortable in our misery. We feel it gives us some sort of control or power over our lives. And at least if we’re already unhappy no one can take away our happiness. It’s a strange dichotomy. One I know I have been guilty of.
But it wears on a person and eventually I got tired of it. I realized living that way wasn’t helping and was simply causing me to miss out on life. A good life. Pretty soon you wake up and realize that being jaded isn’t brave or powerful. It doesn’t get you anywhere. You’re not tougher because of your cynicism.
People search for all kinds of ways to be happy and usually end up taking the path of least resistance. Sex, alcohol, material things.
You want to be tough, strong, brave? Try overcoming your doubts. Try stepping out on faith. Look the possibility of failure in the face and try anyway! You want real happiness, try loving someone! Make your body healthy! Invest in what really matters; each other…
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.