What constitutes a change in your life? There are many reasons we look at our lives and think it’s not that bad. Let’s take a look under the hood, shall we? What bothers you to the core? Are there people who push all your buttons? Do you get angry at a random person cutting you off at the grocery store? Why does this total stranger have so much control over how you feel. No one should have that much influence on your emotions.
I get it; sometimes, we have a right to get angry and stay mad for a short time.
However, don’t let the anger build up and become a bitterness anchor that weighs you down. Are you aware of what anchors do? Yes, they keep you in one place, and if there is a hole, you sink straight to the bottom. Don’t be stuck or sinking. Cut the line and set yourself free. This does not mean you will never get angry again. It means you are in a place where you are letting go of the outcome and allowing God to handle the mess.
You may ask, “how could I ever let this go? This person hurt me.” there are a few things we can do. Forgiveness, meditating on God’s word and becoming more aware of your emotional well-being. These are complex things, but if you can get to a place where peace reigns while walking hard roads, you will be more in control of your mental health. Growing is hard, and that’s what change is all about. Growth is not just for plants, honey!
When you plant a seed, you can’t expect it to pop up overnight well unless you are living in a cartoon world. In all seriousness, the seed goes through so much transformation to get to the soil’s surface. Same for us, when we decide we no longer want to be controlled by all the negative in life and want to change, we can expect to get a little battered, but all that growth is worth it. You will have the sunshine and the rain. You need both to help you along the way.
Be grateful for the development and the change. It’s all part of becoming who you are meant to be. Grow your way, allow others to grow their way, and let’s all be a beautiful garden together.