Many of us feel lost during uncertainty, but when do we choose to take heart and be brave? When do we choose to be miserable and worry about every other bits and piece that composes our happiness? I do think that I am also one of those who worry a lot before, who thinks about drama before finding the rational way of thinking about things that are not to be worried about. In life, I have many experiences and are still collecting more of them to be able to share how wonderful life is. That life is made to be extraordinary, extravagantly happiness and joy and not being miserable.
How do you take bad news?
Do you really see it bad or good for you? For a good change, for healing, for making life much exciting and challenging instead of taking it as a bad news. I have received a news yesterday that I have to undergo a minor medical intervention. I paused, but said yes to the doctor that yes, do it! Let’s have it done! But, I choose to see it as a solution for my better future, a once in a lifetime experience that one day, I can share to my daughter, to have a story that may be inspiring. Rather than, panicking, crying and calling out people “Hey, I would be in an operating room, I am miserable!” I see it as a way of letting me know what went wrong before, that I could still correct, and teach my husband and daughter, what and how should it be done. I think many of us, forget this, that there are bigger things ahead and we have made by the Lord to live life to the fullest according to His promises.
Many of us forget that there is always HOPE with the Lord, that may be our faith is being tested, we are being thought of a good lesson in life. Why? To be able to minister to the world and proclaim the goodness of God in our lives. God will be using your experience as a testimony, you will be His instrument to direct people towards Him, souls that are hungry to be fed by the word and the love of God.
A few months ago, I said to my self, that I want this blog to become neutral in the eyes of every reader, but God is calling me to share His works in me, my faith and how wonderful am I grateful of His plans for me and my little family. I believe in His promises that beautiful things are about to come. I do understand that sometimes, it can be scary, it can be overwhelming, tiring, but your cognitive mind will teach you where to focus. Would you rather, waste your energy and cry? When this happens, everything falls down, your duty as a Mom, a Dad, a daughter, a friend. Your performance at work will be affected. You cannot sleep, you’ll be worrying and developing a TOXIC feeling that shouldn’t be there. This will only result in a toxic situation, which we don’t want. I think our responsibility is to take a heart of how we fed our mind, what we fed our mind.
Suffering is traumatic and awful and we get angry and we shake our fists at the heavens and we vent and rage and weep. But in the process we discover a new tomorrow, one we never would have imagined otherwise. ~Rob Bell
Yes, we only let ourselves suffer for internalizing and externalizing too many dramas. But, when you know your security you will be a worry less person.
How did accept it?
The moment that the doctor said it should be done. I said yes. A big yes, because, I had my baby a year ago, I had a big stitched cesarian scar where she came out. I am not scared. Next, I am very thankful, that I live in Belgium, in Europe, where we have insurance, best doctors in the world, top facilities and I have absolutely nothing to worry about.
What will be my reaction to the result?
This is overthinking. I will be not even imagined because I am not there yet. I will just waste my time, my energy and I will just attract so many imaginations in my mind. What did God has for me is the most relevant thing for me. He says, through a prophetic prayer 2008:
You are afraid of water, but do see water covers most part of the earth. I see you as a conqueror.
I am a conqueror and there is nothing should I fear because my faith, my God is bigger than any obstacles I may face.
What keeps me going?
I look at my 21 months daughter, I think about my exciting parenthood, I externalized my healing through my faith. And without the support of my husband, my parents, my sisters and my mother-in-law, my friends that counts. I will be nothing but a soul living without a purpose. They are my purpose. Find your purpose, your meaning in life, your fuel to get up in the morning and your reason for living. By then things will be clear to you that you have to take heart, not only for your own benefit but also for the important people that matter to you the most.
Intent not to talk to people about your situation. Choose accountable people in your life where you can say your concerns. The ones that can empower you. The ones who will push and say. There is nothing you can’t do, you are amazing. Tap these people and never let them go. Why do I write about my situation now, without specifically telling you what is happening exactly? Because it is your right not to amplify the situation, not to attract negative comments, reactions that will develop toxic feelings right hearing them. Feed your mind with positive things that will help you go spirit up, and not being a defeated lost child. The Lord has promise triumphant future. Hold on to that. Look at the best part of your day. Be thankful, gratitude is everything. Read, the Bible, a book, watch an inspiring movie. Stop feeding your mind with negativities of the world. You have your own choice of taking a heart of faith, for you, your life, that will be used for the Glory of the Lord. Meditation also helps, pray, zen, massage, humming do it all, that will make your spirit be free and happy. Let your soul be merry! Here’s a guided meditation that can help you switch thoughts, listen to a good music while writing your journal or while praying, or simply walk at the park while listening and meditating this video:
When you let go of negative emotions, you communicate to yourself and the whole world that you are serious about creating a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life and that you no longer want to settle for less than you are worth. And that’s when all kind of wonderful and miraculous things start to happen To you, because of you!
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness, and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” ~ Kris Carr
This is very inspiring! I too look at my son when I am feeling overhwelmed by emotion and he grounds me and reminds me why I do what I do. Everything that is meant to be will be. I do wish you good health! Xoxo
Sarah thanks a lot. Your positive energy brightened me. 💕
All of this is so important. We have to inspire others so when bad things happen we can handle it the right way because we were inspired by someone else. Love it!
Thank you for reading me Veronica. Have a good weekend! 💕
It has taken me a few years to get to this point, but I have finally gotten to the point where I can view “bad” things as beneficial. When my family was homeless, we were brought closer together. When I was ill, it gave God a platform to display His healing power. God will work all things out for the good of those who believe. Even if we don’t see how.
Wow. Amazing story you have too and we all have different stories but only one lesson. Stay positive and hang on for at the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold. God never abandons us. Thank you for reading me. 💕
I am a person who doesn’t like to worry, I like to believe that everything will work within time. I don’t like to stress or it just puts me in all the wrong moods and I can’t be “ME,” which my kids need me to be always.
Everything you said though is very much true.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful and inspiring post! This is something that I will definitely be coming back to!
You are so positive and inspiring! I love the bit about taking bad news as a solution for your better future.
Great post. Taking heart can be really tough when in difficult situations or making tough choices. However, having ways to stay grounded really helps. Thanks for sharing!
Beautifully written! Being strong in the Lord is definitely the key factor in getting through tough situations.
Our children tend to be our motivation to never give up! Great post mom! You continue to inspire us all!
You still have the right to feel anxious, sad or angry. And you have to call me when you need it. I will always be there ♡ Love you ♡
Awwww. You are super sweet! 💕 I can’t wait to see you this weekend!
I was once a person who worries a lot even with simple things, it didnt just affected me but also the people around me. And it also limits my productivity. Im so happy that i learned how to freed myself from worries. Now i can say that i am much better than who i am before 🙂 and i wish to be much much better in the future.
Wish you all the best girl 🙂 you are such an inspiration.
In the moment of bad news and tough times, it can be cripling and hopeless but I have always found superhuman strength to cope and deal with it. I also feel like once you get through the “tough time” you come out stronger and better for it. If we can remember that and place people around us who will remind us, we can get through it. I like your suggestions mediation, and watching an inspiring movie. Those have helped me too. I liked the movie, The Shack as it really inspired me.
Oh I will watch and find The Shack. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for reading me Leslie!
This is such an inspirational post! I, too, overthink and worry way too much! My husband keeps me grounded, and I am always relying on my faith and hope in the Lord. Thank you for sharing your story and being so courageous!
Thank you for reading me, we always have the Lord with us. ♥
My life experiences have really shaped how I react. In the past, I was too sensitive, and could react negatively. Lately, I’ve been more mindful and following some of the things you mentioned. It’s really helped !