My last blog post was on the 13th of January and here it is February 2nd. I felt I needed to take some time and work on one of my challenges for the month of January. This unexpected break has helped to work on the emotional struggles I’ve been going through these last 10 months. I’m not saying that these struggles won’t rear their ugly heads yet again in my life, but now I know how to deal with them when they do.
I’ve learned so much through this whole ordeal that I thought I would share a bit of it here with you. If I sound like a broken record, please forgive me, I learn by repetition.
- I can’t change the way people in my life behave but I can remove myself from situations where their anger and put-downs don’t harm my well-being.
- Perception changes when we change.
- We all change, no one stays the same. If we aren’t changing and growing, then we’re dying. There is no in between. Living a life in limbo is not living.
- Therapy helps us grow, sometimes we get the feeling like we don’t fit in anymore, that’s because we’re growing beyond the group.
- The more I tried to make peace with people who want nothing to do with peace, the more frustrated I became. You can’t make peace with people who don’t want peace. You also can’t make peace with people who only want peace on their own terms.
- Letting go is an ongoing process; it’s not a one time deal. It’s a daily action that takes diligence, courage, and faith (so much faith!)
- Separating yourself from the people causing discord in your life, is sometimes the only way to heal.
- It takes courage to stand up for yourself, the reward is a healed life.
- Going through this struggle has made me see some traits in myself that I needed to correct, so I don’t repeat the cycle.
- Going to God has been my best refuge and shelter. To hide away in God’s word has helped me to see that I’m not the only one who has ever gone through this kind of struggle.
- There is no problem that is ever too big for God to handle, as long as I don’t keep taking the problem back after I’ve given it to him.
- PATIENCE! Waiting on God and letting Him work everything out on His timetable takes a whole lot of PATIENCE!
Yes, this was an unexpected break but one that I desperately needed to recharge my batteries, and give me a change in perspective. No longer am I trapped in wrong thinking, but my mind is renewed through the words of God that have helped cleanse me from the ill feelings that precipitated the emotional struggle that was holding me back for so many months.
Thank you dear my readers and followers for your loyalty, your patience, your love, and your encouragement during my time away.