Are you patient?
How long will you wait for an answer before taking matters into your hands?
Do you have a gloomy or sunny disposition during the transition from what was to what will be?
Generally I am patient. Willingly and easily delaying gratification. It is my thought life that needs work.
On the outside I may appear calm and collected. My downfall is ceaseless self-talk. Although this has improved over the years, with each transition I revert to old toxic thinking patterns.
Obsessing over how much longer. Am I doing what I need to do to hasten, not delay the transition. When? When? When?
Once again I find myself in transition. But unlike past transitions, this one is easier. I am finally learning how to enjoy the transition.
What have I learned to make this transition easier?
- Pray more.
- Meditate on what is “honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think of things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
- Listen to recorded live worship music.
- More intentional about living in the present. Grateful for all I have today while eagerly anticipating the goodness tomorrow will bring.
I must confess some days are easier, and I am more successful. Even so, my mind no longer is the black hole it once was. I know I am not powerless to control my thought life because I unequivocally believe this promise of God.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity— of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear. But He has given us a spirit of power AND of love AND of calm AND well-balanced mind AND discipline AND self-control.
Let your mind know who’s the boss. It changes EVERYTHING!
Thanks for listening to my voice! Feel free to like and share it with your friends.
Have a great day! Rita
Be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness!