This has been a tough year for me. There were a lot of highs this past year, but mostly a lot of lows. I was personally struggling with myself. Constantly doubting myself, questioning my faith, question my identity, and had carried a heavy heart most days. The best way I can describe the sense of unhappiness I had inside, is that it felt like someone was squeezing my heart and lungs as tight as they possibly could. I never knew that unhappiness could affect you in such a way, even physically. I had never experienced such feelings before. You are probably wondering if something significant had happened or changed in my life to cause these feelings to surface. The answer is no. It was simply a season where I didn’t feel like I had much to hold on to and smile about. Though I have the most amazing husband and daughter, and friends who love me, I still had this sense of aimlessness with who I was as an individual. During this season, I wrote on a piece of paper, five things that gave me a reason to get up in the morning, live another day, and smile about. Because sadly, I needed something to look at every day to remind me. These are the five reasons why I choose happiness over misery.
1.) I have a God who loves me unconditionally.
I have always looked to God as my Father. Not just my heavenly father, but my earthly one as well. Often times, I cry to Him asking if he would hold his little girl until she falls asleep at night. Just as my daughter lifts her arms up to me, begging me to pick her up. Though I can’t physically feel His arms around me, I sometimes get the sense of feeling as if He is right there next to me. And the best part is, He really is there sitting next to me. No matter how many mistakes I made, He consistently shows me His goodness and grace. Even when I doubted Him, He has always shown up in my life.
2.) My family.
I could go on and on about how incredibly blessed I am to be married to such a Godly man and to be a mother to our beautiful, intelligent daughter. Honestly, my husband and daughter are proof that there is a God, as both were an answer to many prayers. I am so undeserving of these two but extremely happy that they don’t think so!
3.) My friends.
It is so important to have friends who encourage you and push you to be the better version of yourself. I am lucky to have a few friends who inspire me every day to be the woman of God that I am called to be. They make me want to be a better friend, wife, mother, daughter, teacher, and Christian. If I need prayer, I know they would drop what they are doing and get down on their knees. I am truly grateful and feel absolutely privileged to have such friends by my side.
4.) My health and safety.
This is something that I take for granted, for sure. There are so many people out there in this world who are struggling with health problems that hinder everyday activities. There are also people who do not have a safe and warm place to call home. I am fortunate that I have both my health and safety, and this is something that I need to thank the Lord every day for.
5.) My Story.
My story could be a novel. There are many elements to it. But my story also has deliverance. But the best part is, is that my story isn’t finished and it keeps evolving. I keep evolving.
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