Hey doves! So I have been reading a lot of posts on how depressing life has been for a lot of us girls. And you know what, I have been going through the same things. Or, at least I too have been given the charity hello from the pit of despair. I am not in the same situation as a lot of you but do have my fair share of the problems. The biggest one I am facing? Fear of failing in life.
I am afraid of never making my mark in the world. Of meeting my once lost bff who I shared all my feelings and dreams with twenty five years down the road and telling her none of them came true. Of finding out her life is amazing and more than anything, seeing pity for me in her eyes and feeling it in her squeeze when she hugs me goodbye. Yeah, I've seen the movies. I know she is really crying behind my back as she takes extra long to hug me.
Want to know something though? God says not to worry. That as He looks after and feeds the small sparrow, will He look after us who are FAR GREATER than the small sparrow. http://bible.cc/matthew/10-31.htm And so why do we still worry? Why do we put ourselves through this kind of torment?
Perhaps some of you saw a cat snatch off with a small sparrow. Or for you who have boy troubles are afraid of what God thinks is best. And you who have to protective parents or parents who are expecting you to be the next world genius don't know how to ask for God's help in the matter because He says to obey your parents. And you just want them to trust you and love and respect you no matter what you choose to do with your life. God does know best though. And until we can fully give Him our problems, we will be plagued with all our stress and worry.
It was hard to just hand my problems up to Him but it was something I had to do. And gosh am glad I did! Though I still have those nightmares of being thirty and still living with my parents at times, the stress is a MUCH lighter load. It was like when I handed them up to Him, He took them, looked through them, and started leading me down the right path.
My thoughts began to change and are still changing and oh it feels wonderful! Something that REALLY helped me that I began to do was use this TOTALLY AMAZING website - 750words.com
It is sort of like this online journal in which every morning at 7:00 AM (you can write any time during the day though...), I write 750 words of just what is going on in my head. You have NO IDEA how much it has helped me. It is so nice just getting those feelings out and has even HELPED ME SLEEP! Sleep is crucial to the human body. It is a fact that more sleep means less stress. This 750 words has helped me get more sleep because I don't stay up worrying all night. I just know I will write my feelings out tomorrow and you have no idea how much less moodier I have been! So yeah, I totally recommend it. Please at least go to the link and see if anything interests you about it. The website is safe by the way, site is FREE to use, and your writing is only for your eyes.
Anyway, I just wanted to write this because I know what you are going through. Life can be so stressful at times! Just know you have a friend above and below. Yes, talkin bout me here. ;)
P.S. Another great way to feel better about yourself and your life is to get a little perspective. And I don't mean to belittle your problems when saying this but a book I have read recently called "Half The Sky" (totally recommend it btw) really helped me see how truly fortunate I have it compared to a lot of the world. Here you can find out more about the book/movie - http://www.halftheskymovement.org/
My Personal Stress Relief Songs -
God's Not Dead - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghC3gqNQJPQ
Meant To Be - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzooFcy6Za4
Good To Be Alive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K8-9mXjU8o