“Things could be worse…”
…how many of us have ever been told that, or perhaps said that to someone we love? Yes, yes, things could always be worse, but why do we tend to think about those things in that way? I like thinking, “Oh, but how things will get better!” Yes, isn’t that visual much better? Don’t you see how our minds have been “trained” to think. I, too, have thought that way for years. I have found myself experiencing a lot of negative self-chatter. I often listen(ed) to the “what-ifs” going on in my mind, and often let them take hold of me. I then starting having so many nudges (you know the kind I’m talking about) to change that thinking. To fuel myself, to focus on what really matters, and have more fun! And you know what? It really works!
FUEL—what fuels you? Take a moment to really think about that. For me; Christ, my tribe, and growing in health. So, naturally, I fuel myself with these things.
F ocus on Christ
-Throughout the day, I turn to Him, think of Him, and talk to Him.
U nderstand His promises (and undo the negative “chatter”)
-What does the Bible say about who God is? When we understand and focus on these things, we feel such an overwhelming sense of Peace.
E mbrace the freedom in Him
-What does the bible say about who we are because of Christ? Affirm these things. I write them out and speak them daily!
L ive fully with Him…have FUN!
-Is there anything greater than the acceptance of our Father? His forgiveness? His love? His guidance? Is there anything more important than living for His kingdom purpose?!
Are you feeling fueled? I know I am!
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”
Tribe. What about our tribe? Who are you doing life with? I know I couldn’t thrive in young motherhood if it wasn’t for my tribe; my family, my dear sisters in Christ. Oh how I praise God for the people He’s placed in my path, to encourage, to be encouraged by, to be vulnerable with, to extend and receive grace from, to truly experience the love Jesus wants us to share and receive from others. I ask you now, who do you praise Jesus for? Tell them!
Health. What fuels me in health? Eating to live, supplementing to thrive., and helping others do the same. (I’m not 100% there in my eating, but I sure do try!) We try to eat a good, balanced diet. We look at new recipes, make food prepping fun, have dance parties while cooking, really enjoying the journey of healthy living. We also supplement to fill in the gaps from our diet. Some of my favorite supplements to help with my thinking, my attitude, decreasing anxiety (which leads to negative self-chatter), really, my overall health are the following; Protein (start each day with a tasty shake!) BComplex, Omega 3’s, Probiotic, a good Multivitamin, Vitamin D, and Calcium & Magnesium (I take Shaklee Vitalizer, which is a convenient strip of some these listed nutrients!) One of my FAVORITE products to calm myself down if stress is taking over my thinking, is Shaklee Stress Relief Complex. This product is a momma must-have!
I’m also getting back into my rhythm of exercising, which is important to our health as well. Has anyone else gotten out of a great habit like exercising before? Why do we do that? Oh, how I love clearing my mind of clutter and filling it with truth when I’m on a run. What a perfect time to praise Christ for His beauty and to praise Him for His work in us. It’s a great time to really seek His wisdom and discernment.
I’d like to ask you today, what FUELS you? What do you THINK about? When you let your mind wander, do you like what you envision? I love that we are in control of our thinking. We choose what fuels us. We choose what we allow to take hold of our thoughts and even more so, our actions.
So, the next time you are having a “less than perfect” day, instead of thinking, “well, things could always be worse,” why not try saying, “oh, but how things will get better!” This is the greatest promise we have in Christ, when we are saved by Him!
2 Corinthians 10:5
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”