Tags: beat, Bible, confidence, devotional, health, inner self, joyce meyer, Psalm, religion, spirituality, the confident woman, trust
That is part of the Bible verse this day in Psalm. Do we ever stop for a moment and really thing about it?
I know I beat up on myself on pretty much a daily basis. Today, for instance, I hated my body. I hated that I am struggling to lose these pounds. I was upset I got overworked the night before about the wedding.
But then I was equally stressing out about my future life, where I feel I really do need to be Wonder Woman sometimes. How are we going to afford this? I need to have kids by the time I am 30, or my eggs will dry up. I NEED to get married/”start” my life. I need to be fit, hungry (not literally), invincible.
All of these are TOTALLY unrealistic.
“Women need to experience a revival of knowing their infinite worth and value.” That is a GREAT quote by Joyce Meyer.
How do we experience this revival, let go of past feelings and feel great for once?
Through God. By God. With God.
Tags: confidence, pick yourself up, Sinastra, Tech-free Sundays
Oops. I love technology too much, apparently.
Two Sundays ago, I went to hang out with some awesome women from Lancaster to discuss “World and Town” by Gish Jen. I needed my GPS to get me there, because I “forgot” to get directions. I realized I rely on that tech gadget to get me anywhere, whereas before I read and memorized directions from MapQuest (is that much better?)
Then, last Sunday, I decided, “aw, fuck it” because I had to work Sunday and it meant breaking my day when I went in at 5 p.m. I am glad I broke it, though, as I got an emergency call from my Mom. The family is now OK and being troopers, but I probably wouldn’t have heard the news until late Sunday if I hadn’t turn my phone on at about 2 p.m.
Was that God’s grace? Probably, as my dad survive blockages near his heart without having a heart attack.
That doesn’t mean I am giving up tech-free Sundays. I get so much more accomplished on these days, with last week completing a 55-page book in one sitting. I listen to classical music, which I love.
Tech-free Sundays might make my Mondays THAT much more hectic, but I am learning from this — to NOT make Mondays hectic and full of chores, to spread out my responsibilities throughout the week while squeezing in my massive triathlon training each day.
I also make lists now, because these responsibilities slip through the cracks on a regular basis.
Life isn’t without slip-ups but it’s all about recognizing your failing, indulging when needed and starting fresh the next time. On Monday I was depressed and pulled down from everything going on. I tried to go to the gym but got very distracted. What did I do? Vegged on the couch. But Tuesday, I picked myself back up and went for a run. It wasn’t the greatest run but I got out there and did it, with will power and confidence.