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Changing Focus

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sometimes I get so bogged down being in the thick of things that I allow my talents to fall by the wayside, as I focus on how to change life when I should just accept it as it comes. I was once told years ago by the spirit, "You are always so frustrated, trying to change others". I agreed and thought trying to change others is not the only changes I would like to see happen. I vowed then and there I would stop trying to change others and circumstances and just go with the flow. But alas that is easier said than done.

So once again I am laying aside the 'weights' that "doth so easily beset me". Those spiritual weights are the triggers for me to eat wrong and in excess. As I let go trying to change the world so I can have peace and turn to the true source of peace, even Jesus Christ, I am better able to control my appetite and I automatically lose the physical weight.

In the past I have often gotten in a rut of feeling sorry for myself and dwelling on the negative. If I can for a moment in time change my focus to something I can do, a gift from God, instead of dwelling on what I cannot do, it lifts my spirits out of the dole drums and it carries over into other areas of my life.

So the last couple of days, I have forced myself to work on a hobby I enjoy doing but have neglected. I love making pressed flower art. I picked wild flowers a few weeks ago and pressed and dried them and then created this border art with those plus some flowers I gathered from my yard. My DH even went so far as to gather some wild roses a couple of weeks ago that I could use too.

It did help my mood and it has carried over in my daily walk with the Lord.




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MARATAMARA 6/25/2013 8:05PM

    Hi Charlene,

First of all.....wow, what a beautiful border. My sister in law loved doing that kind of art. She also loved experimenting, with her pressed floral arrangements.

Finding peace with myself in the Lord, came when I fully realized that He is in charge.
I was trying to do the Lord's work. Ah don't get me wrong, He is not finished with me yet, I am a work in progress on many, many levels.
And He is the Potter and I am the clay! ......and each day I am being molded slowly.
Ty Jesus, amen.

It sounds like the Holy Spirit is guiding you, dear friend

blessings emoticon
mara



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MRS_TOAD 6/25/2013 9:07AM

    You are so right on so many levels! We can't change others, but we can change ourselves.

What a beautiful piece of art. How I wish you lived closer so you and I could do this together. emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/24/2013 11:08PM

  You got s great point. And it does make one feel good to do something creative too. As you said, when we look at the big mess the world is in and what we can't do well, instead of our gifts emoticon emoticon ... it's easy to loose focus, and feel let down.

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LAWANDMUSIC 6/24/2013 5:43PM

    Oh, how beautiful!! I am so glad that you were able to reduce stress, put your attention to something that you can legitimately impact. Kudos!!

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LINDAF49 6/24/2013 12:35PM

    Beautiful ...I love wild roses and also notice that the DH brought them to you ...treasured thoughts and actions ...I notice those sentimental things in people ..So thankful you took time to be creative with your talents from the Lord.

many years ago, I had a very wise Dr that actually gave me a written prescription on his official medication prescription pad for me to "Take time - 30 minutes a day - to be creative...do my needle work or art work DAILY for my mental health."

Unfortunately it was too late for that go round and I had a "nervous breakdown a week later. But I have kept that note and truly believe it is as true and essential for my wellbeing 30+ years later as it was when he wrote the Rx.

Bless you dear one and keep making treasures and sharing them.

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MICKEYH 6/24/2013 9:12AM

    Wha-oh!! This is so beautiful. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 6/24/2013 8:26AM

    that is beautiful

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SMIDGON 6/24/2013 8:04AM

    Beautiful, Charlene! You are so talented!

Blessings,
Jane
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TERMITEMOM 6/24/2013 7:48AM

    Charlene, this is so beautiful! What an heirloom! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. As Kitt says, you are very talented! Now, isn't this wonderful to focus on the positive? emoticon

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KITT52 6/24/2013 6:38AM

    wow that is just beautiful...I saw something similar in a small shop and it was over 50 dollars.....you have a real talent there....I just love it...

I too am trying to learn to just change me....it's all we can really do

have a healthy day

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ELSCO55 6/23/2013 11:39PM

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