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.