FINDING YOURSELF IN THE NEW YEAR AMONGST THE OLD YOU- PART 3
Hey babes. If you haven’t read part one and two; I suggest you start there. Otherwise I may not make total sense to you all. You can find part one here and part two here.
Otherwise I hope you enjoy another installment on some pretty amazing realizations I had this past New Year’s.
3. Change Your Heart Posture
Changing your heart posture is a lot like muscle memory. When was the last time you thought about how you hold your pen??
You are all probably sitting there looking at your hands imaging the grip you take. Do you remember when you learned it? It was probably all the way back in preschool or kindergarten. But we don’t stop each time we pick up a pen and recall that moment of learning.
Here is another one to add to my list of resetting my expectations- We have a common saying in our house “don’t be ugly”. Sometimes I can get damn ugly. I have an issue with expecting perfection from myself in specific situations. When I don’t achieve that perfection I often get jealous of those who do. That’s when I show my ugly side. There was something I needed to change in myself. Instead of “being ugly” to that person, I approach them with admiration and compliments. There are a inspiration and sometimes guidance. A long time ago if I can change my heart posture (my gut reaction played out); I can change who I am.
4. You Need To Realize Your Expectation Of How God Cares For You Is Not How God Sees It
Another expectation I need to add to my list to review! This is seen in Jeremiah 29:11
“I say this because I know the plans that I have for you says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
He is asking us to have faith. Have hope in him that the plans that he has for us are good; even if we don’t understand them right now. I think we all often take for granted how much we have control over our lives. From something as simple as using a remote to turn the television on and off to some as momentous as getting married. Let us remember the saying “Let Go and Let God”. Trust blindly in Him. Relinquish some of that control and feel confident in the plans he has for you.
5. You Are Awesome
Now, I’m not talking about some mad extreme skills you have or an immense talent you possess. I’m talking about how you have made it through every bad and sucky day there is. And as a mom we have all had our share. You all motivate me every day. I want to do better and try harder; but knowing that I am never going to be exactly as amazing as you are. No two people are the same. And there are reasons behind why God made us like that. But understand even when you feel you can’t last one more day He is there for us.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Together I want us to say the Serenity Prayer.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Now who here knows the rest of the Serenity Prayer? Here it is:
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.