Faith Fitness and Laughter

Being Unsettled

on July 5, 2013

Happy Friday my friends!!

 

It’s going to be a long day for me, but that’s ok, I am up and breathing and have gotten my workout in!  I also have to work tomorrow, but have a special night planned with my family.   More on that later Winking smile.  How was your Fourth?  I hope you had a great one. 

I actually spent it alone.  Not that that was a bad thing, but I ended up just staying home.  Well, if you count the lovely hike I did yesterday morning…..now that was fun!  My parents are in Wyoming right now so we were not able to spend it cooking out or hanging out with each other.  My brother and his family went over to the in-laws house and spent some time with them. 

The plan was to go see my other family……”hey Mrs. Jeanine!” but they ended up having to make a trip to the hospital with a family member. 

I ended up doing some baking so that I could get ready for a baking post next week! 

 

In other news, my 20 (gulp) year class reunion is coming up in a week.  Holy cow!  I still can’t believe it’s been 20 years!  It’s crazy.  I don’t feel that old.  I sure don’t act like it.  When I was hiking yesterday, I was thanking God for the ability to be able to do that.  I’m so fortunate to not have a lot of aches and pains and not to be taking anything other than vitamins. 

I am actually getting pretty excited about seeing everyone!

 

 

Being Unsettled:

 

Yes, I feel a bit unsettled lately.  Not sure why, but I do.  The year is officially half over and there are another 6 months to go.  What will I do with it?  What will happen?  What do I want to happen?  I have a horrible habit of setting and starting goals only to get frustrated with them and not finish.  I hate doing this.  Partly because I am a perfectionist by nature and if I am not really good at something I don’t like to do it.  This is something that I am working on……..still.  I want to take risks, even if I fail at something.  It doesn’t make me a failure, it only makes me stronger……on the inside. 

I heard something the other day going into work.  I was listening to KLove and this guy called in to say that he was trying to do something nice for someone and they rejected it.  He was going to give a homeless person some money, but they declined it.  He was actually pretty shocked that this person wouldn’t take the money.  The DJ’s on the show came up with this…..  Sometimes, God gives us things to do and it might just not be about the other person.  He may just be asking you to do it just to see if you will obey.  Listening to when God speaks to you can be hard sometimes when we allow so many other things to override His voice. 

tv

radio

friends

business

working out

things

There are so many things that can drown Him out.

But when we truly can hear Him, we obey.  Sometimes its just about the act of stepping out in faith.  Which I believe makes Him smile and set back and say….”She’s mine.  And I am so proud of her.”   Can you just imagine? 

 

Too many times we want to take what others think of us to heart.  Sure, it hurts our feelings.  Sure, it sucks.  Sure, it makes us angry.  But what do we do with that?  Take in inward, or do we let it go?  I hope it’s the letting go that happens, but all to often it goes inward for us.  Especially women.  Why in the world do we let this happen?! 

I want to be able to live freely and live with absolutely no walls surrounding me.  This is a big struggle for me because in the last 5 or 6 years I have continued to build walls, but it’s something that I want to overcome.  And will.

It takes a renewing of the mind like in Romans 12:2.. “ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

 

I read this in a book that I picked up yesterday:

 

We need a mental makeover that heals our faulty assumptions and twisted thinking; our knee-jerk and often inappropriate emotional responses; our skewed and selfish decision making; and even the way we talk to ourselves.  For nothing is more destructive than the self-talk tapes that Flesh Woman incessantly plays in our heads.

From Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver

 

Flesh Woman is that part of us that leads with fleshly desires. 

 

Just wanted to share this with you guys.  I think that it’s important to know that there are others out there that sometimes have struggles.  I want to know others are just as human and frail as I am.  Not frail in a weak way, but in a strong way. 

 

 

What about you?  How do you deal with things when you become a bit unsettled?

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4 responses to “Being Unsettled

  1. chasingchels says:

    I do a lot of journaling when I’m feeling unsettled, and I talk to Joe and my mum and a friend or two to get their thoughts. I think this is the point in the year where this is pretty normal, too, love. We all start to realize that the year is half over…how has the first part gone? Have we done/accomplished what we hoped to? What’s happened that we didn’t expect? What can we do in the next 6 months to make it even better? I’ve been feeling similarly, so these are a lot of the things that have gone through my mind. I hope you have a great weekend! Always here if you need to chat 🙂

  2. Brooke says:

    Hi Brandi! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting! It’s always encouraging to know that someone else has struggled with the same kind of feelings and understands where I’m coming from. 🙂 Love your post above! Letting go of what others think about me is an issue that God continues to work on me with-it can be so difficult to not take others’ opinions to heart.

  3. Shawn says:

    Great post, it really resonated with me. I’m the same way with my goal setting. Hope you had a lovely time with your family, and can’t wait to read the baking post.

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