Like you, my life has been a journey of high and low seasons.
For a while there, I wondered if I would ever move out of the low season!
Can you relate? You spend days, weeks, months, and for some years in a season of grief, hopelessness, regret…and worry.
I remember the days when I finally began making positive changes in my life. After years of emotional and physical abuse, I had decided to leave my husband. I knew in my heart that it was the right decision, but boy was it scary. I had to find a new place to live, take my children, find new schools for them, and find a new job just to be able to afford to pay the bills.
I was paralyzed with fear and worry on a regular basis. Even though the changes were necessary, I felt overwhelmed with confusion, depression, and anxiety. I would cry myself to sleep at night wondering if I was going to make it out alive.
Where my children going to resent me? Was I going to be able to pay rent?
I realized that worrying about tomorrow wasn’t going to give me the strength I need for today!
In fact, I was robbing myself of experiencing the journey that the Lord was leading me through. Often times we can get so caught up trying to foresee the future that we overlook the beauty of the present.
I encourage you to make it a habit to find at least three things every day now that you can be grateful for. The beauty of this practice is that it opens up our eyes to the blessings that we have before us, which only makes way for more blessings to come.
Gratitude and counting your blessings creates a pathway out of the worry-zone, and into the faith and fullness zone.
On the surface, it may seem unusual, but I promise, it really does work!
What blessings are you going to count in your life today?