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“I Feel Like Myself”

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Take a minute and think about this…

Do you ever wake up after being sick or after a difficult season in life and think, “Ahh, I feel like myself today.” Maybe you didn’t even realize that you didn’t feel like yourself until you did…
This happened to me the other day.

What does that mean to ” feel ourselves”… does that mean happier, stronger, confident, or simply ‘familiar’. I think that “feeling ourselves”  indicates a return to a better place.  I think it also means that we know ourselves enough to know what it feels like to NOT be ourselves. So with these two simple reflections, I conclude that Not feeling ourselves points toward a negative space, and who wants to be there… or at least not ‘stay’ there.

Sometimes this space could be getting sick, being depressed or  unmotivated. Those that know me well know that I attribute many things to diet, both spiritual and actual. The first thing I reflect on is how am I spending my time; my minutes :), my hours, my days.  Am I starting my day with time in God’s word (I love Oswald Chambers: My Utmost for His Highest), did I get enough sleep, what have I been eating or not eating lately etc. I check to see if I have contributed to this space I am in (or was in). I am also extremely reflective and tend to take responsibility for everything… (I know none of you can relate 😉 )  Therefore I have learned, am learning that it is not always me and I have to let go of trying to figure something out that I can’t or shouldn’t or don’t need to. No matter which scenario you can relate to, I believe that we learn in these places of ‘not ourselves’ so when we do return we hopefully are better than before. And who doesn’t want to better than before in any area!

One of my favorite verses in the bible is James 1:2-5 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

I find this very comforting to know that trials produce something. I want to be “mature and complete not lacking anything”.  Many times we look for life to complete us, someone or something to help us feel ‘ourselves’ important, valued, loved… I have learned that I am complete in just how I was created, imperfect as that might be, it is perfected through my salvation, accepting Jesus as my Lord September 4, 1982… wow that was a long time ago…  I am confident (more than before… the “better”) of my person hood, who I am, what I am about, what I believe and why. I am settling into this new place of being myself quite nicely…until I wake up one day soon and think “Ahhh, I feel myself today…” ❤

YOU are beautiful and perfect and valuable… Just the way you are. HE said so…

Enjoy this song, It helps me feel myself.

 

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Those Little Moments in Time…

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The other day I was minding my own busy business, going about my day “cooking cleaning ironing scrubbing” as my husband says, when I get a photo text from my youngest son.  It is a picture of a water tower asking me if it looks familiar.  I texted back “Yes?… Are you in the area?”.                      You see he is back on a college campus working towards a Masters Program.  He is only an hour and a half away which is close compared to the 11 hours away he once was… And we did just have lunch together the previous week.                                                                                                                                      But all of you mom’s know, that ‘If You Give a Mom a Minute ‘ she will, if possible, drop everything to see her children, no mater if they are 5 or 25, which my son happens to be (the latter).                             He texted back “yes”. He was going to the movies with a friend and then out for Sushi at a favorite spot. It happened that I would be running errands “down that way” and we agreed to meet up.            It was only a moment , but it was grand.  I picked him up some power bars and biscuits to take back with him, because you know that we Always think our kids need food.  We hugged and chatted in the parking lot, they went in for food and I went home filled with joy at these (literal) minutes in time.
Thank you my son for blessing me with that moment.  One I will never forget and may even Blog about  🙂

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