Worry-Free Weekend

My mom is pretty awesome and we must have some sort of ESP because she forwarded me an e-mail the other day that I absolutely needed to read the very second I received it.

I have talked a little bit about my faith on here, but don’t touch on it often because I know its a subject that is relatively controversial and I want my experiences to benefit those who are struggling; regardless of their spiritual beliefs, etc.

BUT, I do believe in God, and although my relationship with the Lord has dwindled, mostly as a result of me being sick, I would like to strengthen my connection again.

All that being said, I will tell you I am not a fundamentalist Christian by any means, but generically believe that there is something greater than me that exists all around.

I often say church was not my place of worship, but preferred a natural environment, such as the woods, or anywhere outside, to feel close with the Lord because that is where I felt the evidence was that my higher power is constantly present.

Ok, now that that is cleared up, I will get onto my momma’s e-mail….

She receives Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria Osteen and felt this particular blurb was applicable to me….

Are you struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass? Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way, on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has your best interest at heart.

How do you turn things over to God? Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. Simply say, “Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust You.” Then, choose to worship Him. Worship is one of the best ways to set your heart and mind in the right place. You can’t worry and worship at the same time! Worship is a sign that you are trusting God; worry is a sign that you are trying to control things.

Today, take the pressure off yourself and turn things over to God. Give Him control and let Him take your setbacks and turn them into comebacks. Remember, the God who holds the universe holds you in the palm of His hand. Trust Him and let God be God in every area of your life!

Even if you don’t believe in God, I think this is a really good point! Sometimes we just have to sit back, relax, and be patient in order for things to come together.

This is NOT easy, and I am a VERY eager/control-freak type person when I have a goal or believe life should work in a certain way.

(Why have I not channeled that into the getting healthy area of my life?!)

Anyway, there are a few aspects of my life that I have mentioned are presently stressing me out.

I want to be able to fix these areas but unfortunately it will either take time, or I am not the only party involved and the outcomes are contingent upon others, as well, meaning I might not get exactly what I think is right.

Again, I am sorry for being so vague but I promise there will be a time when I can better explain the specifics.

For now, just take Mr. Osteen’s words, and implement them for any situation that is causing you worry. It sounds like it will be so freeing and I am going to do my very best to apply the principles, as well.

I mean, really, who wants to go to E-Zoo with a whole bunch of cares on their mind?!

NOT ME!!!

Happy long weekend and see you all tuesday 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Worry-Free Weekend

  1. Totally agree with this post and love the point the Osteen’s make. I currently struggle with some minor ED issues. Whenever I fall into those dark times I always turn back to God realizing that only He can truly save me from the temptation I fall into. Whenever I face temptation to give into my ED I try to turn to God first and ask him to bring me out of it. To remove the temptation and to strengthen my mind to resist the devil. Sometimes I fall, and I mean hard into that temptation, but I know I have a loving, forgiving God who loves me unconditionally. I struggle with trying to control my ED myself, but only God can truly give me the control I need. Anyways, I’m going to stop, but I have some great scripture to refer too in times of temptation and similar things if you want me to send them to you!

  2. Sorry I’m just now replying to this post, especially since I can again, totally relate to it 🙂

    I am a Christian myself, but I have admittedly allowed ED and all its paranoias to become a sort of distraction from my faith. My priorities have completely shifted from making my relationship with God take a major backseat to my obsession with my weight and eating habits. Because of my faith, I view God as a source of comfort, strength and acceptance- and because I’ve neglected my relationship with him, I suppose it’s not hard to see why I don’t feel comforted, strong or accepted with myself. I was literally just talking about this with my mom, so it seems another ironic twist of fate (or destiny) that you would have this post. I really am trying to return back to the place that I used to be however, when I was closer to Him and also, comfortable with myself and food. It would be so freeing if in my heart of hearts I was able to truly believe I could tell God that I was giving my fears, insecurities and ED to him and letting him handle them. I’m trying to with every day. Thank you CJ ❤

    Jess(ica)

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