If I am being completely honest with you, I will tell you that today has been a great day, yet somehow mentally I am battling. I haven’t been sleeping very well, and I am not sure if that is because it’s getting closer to Mothers day and I am contemplating how I am going to handle this being the first year without my mother. Or, if it’s the fact that as a single mother, I am holding down two jobs, doing a few side hustles, volunteering, working on Elevate Ur Soul plus some. At times, I feel overwhelmed by all the physical, emotional and mental demands of life. But then I quickly remember a few things when stress, doubt, or worry try to creep in.
One, I have been praying for God too busy me with his work. I have been praying to have opportunities and been praying for strength to work harder. Two, that even though it truly hurts not having my mother here, I have surrendered this to God already and just need to allow myself to go to him in my moments of pain.
It reminds me that I can’t complain about feeling overwhelmed when these are things that I have been praying for. It reminds me that I must remember to breathe, take the time to meditate, and remember to eat the elephant of life one bite at a time.
I can only today do what I can do in today. I can not change what has already happened or what will happen. All I can do is make the most of the opportunities that I am given today, and trust that if God brings me to it he will for certain bring me through it.
I can use the death of my mother has something to strengthen me and to also help others in their pain. Instead of allowing it to make me feel down, I will choose to instead celebrate her life and her as a mother in my life.
The point I guess of today’s post is to just not complain about things. To just make the most of every situation, learn and grow as you go. To remember that sometimes the things you pray for don’t always come in a form in which you want them to. That the things you pray for may, in fact, come as lessons or as circumstances that you don’t realize are the things you prayed for until you allow yourself to focus on the blessings instead of the complaints.
It’s to allow you to know that everyone is struggling with something but we choose how we handle the struggles of life. Will we choose to grumble, complain, and see nothing but negativity or will we choose to speak victory, have faith, and see the positive in each day?
There is a list of things that I could sit here in this post and complain about or cry poor me, but instead, I am choosing to make a list in my head of all the things I am grateful for now and ones I am having faith for in the future. I am choosing to be optimistic in surroundings full of pessimism.
Training your mind to look for the good in the bad is not easy. Choosing to think of all the reasons to be grateful instead of reasons to complain is not easy either. But I would say that even though those things aren’t the easiest, they will make you and your life so much better. The hardest road is always the one less traveled. It’s easy to complain and look for the bad, but would you be willing to love and believe in yourself enough to look for the good?
Choose to bring life to you instead of taking it from you. After all, I’ve had enough of the negativity in my life already, and I don’t want to go back. Ask yourself this question, Do You?
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