Emotions: We either express or suppress. They all come out, one way or another. Constructive or destructive, its really your choice. – Kevin Newman
My friend Kevin said this a few weeks back and it really stuck with me. Soooo many people get stuck in their anger, grief, hatred, bitterness, circumstances, etc. They get controlled by the VERY thing they HATE! It’s sad to see others in this situation because in the end they will be annihilated by their vice if they don’t change their mindset. If you think you can fix everything, you can’t. If you think you deserve this or that, you probably don’t.
Everyone goes through rough patches in life (if you don’t, you’re not human) but its how you deal with things that really make a difference. Right now I’m really having a rough time with my daughter, Sadie. I’ve been trying my hardest to have an open and positive frame of mind (at all times) but it’s not easy! There are some days where we have such a wonderful time and then others I’d rather not talk about.
This I know: I will not let my frustrations and sometimes anger take control of me. CR has taught me so much about myself and my relationships that I am not going to go backwards, I know better. I know that this rough patch with my ~absolutely beautiful~ daughter is just a phase, age thing or God just helping me learn something I don’t know already. I could sit and wallow in this mess and make it completely unbearable for me and for Sadie. I could place blame everywhere except for myself and learn nothing from the experiences God gives me. I’m not going to be that foolish, this time.
I’ve been in that place of blaming, wallowing and just plain pity…. it’s ugly people! If you’re there, if you’re relying solely on yourself, good luck! I’ve known a few old and bitter ladies in my lifetime and I don’t want to be one of those. I want to be grateful for everything when it’s all said and done, no matter how trying the time was.
Ephesians 3:17-19 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.