It's been one of those weeks, where everything that could possibly go wrong, did go wrong. When I started writing today's post, I thought I could, A: pretend all is peachy keen, talk about what Josh and I are up to, post it, and leave it at that, or B: do this...
"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life." Philippians 4:6-7 - The Message.
Sometimes you can't control the circumstance, but you can control your reaction. Countless times I've tried to encourage people with that statement but realized I wasn't heeding my own advice. I won't go into detail, but over the past week there have been some small (and huge) bumps in the road. I was letting the circumstance control my reaction. I was quick to label the day as a "bad day" because things weren't panning out as I had hoped or planned. Not that having a bad day is not wrong by any means, for I'm a firm believer in acknowledging your feelings, regardless if they are relevant or not. But instead of letting a circumstance cause us to get angry, impatient, frustrated, annoyed (I may have been guilty of
a few all of those this week), we can decide to be positive, loving, and hopeful.
"...I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11 - The Message.
Whether you believe and have a personal relationship with Jesus or not, I hope this will encourage you in some way. We can control our reactions instead of being controlled by our circumstances. Even when we hit a few bumps in the road, or are truly going through a difficult trial in life, we can choose to approach the circumstance in love, patience, hopefulness and kindness.
Dress, gifted. Shirt & belt, thrifted. Shoes, c/o Blowfish Shoes.