Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Struggle is Real


I didn't want to get out of bed this morning, nor face my day. Every thing is still a struggle. While the pain in my hand is better, the compensation for my left hand is causing additional pain on the right side of my body. I had a massage yesterday that was so painful. The amount of knots in my muscles was shocking.  

I spent most of my morning talking to God. The enemy wants to silence me. Usually when I feel this way I don’t write, nor post on my blog or Facebook. I give myself time to figure it all out before I share it. But this time, I feel as if God wants me to share the journey—while I am in the midst of the trial. I hate this because my emotions are all over the place. I feel like I am on a roller coaster ride—with constant ups and downs. 

But isn’t that life? We all experience moments that take our breath away. We have all experienced fear, pain, uncertainty, and feeling of being completely overwhelmed. No one is perfect or exempt from these feelings. And we are not alone. 

It doesn’t mean, however, that we should embrace the negative feelings either and continue to listen to the devil. He wants us to quit, get mad at God, and ultimately turn away from Him. What we need to do, however, is spend more time with God and figure out how we can help ourselves.  

In an effort to figure it out, I decided to break down the overwhelming feeling. 
  1. What is causing you to feel overwhelmed?
  2. What can you do, right now, to help? 

My first step was taking action. I made myself get up and just start doing things. When I started looking at everything that “I felt” needed to be completed today my list was long. But as I started to break it down, I realized that most of the tasks were simple. Checking things off of my to-do list helped me so much, because I could see progress. After days of lying in bed and resting, my mind was missing the feeling of accomplishment.  

I also miss exercising terribly. It is my pain reliever as well as a mood booster. I need some normalcy in my life. So I am ready to get back into the swing of things. Who would like to join me for a free 2 week trial? Beachbody on Demand has tons of free workouts that you can stream to your computer or smart phone. The FREE group starts on October 31, 2016. Message me or Emily on Facebook or send an email to candidasullivan@yahoo.com for more details. 

Together we will support, encourage, and motivate each other! This will also give you an idea of what an accountability partner is and how the challenge groups work.  Please don’t think you have to be in a certain place in your life to start. We will all have different challenges, and we will help each other figure out how to overcome them. 


When I focus on others and how I can help them, then my problems and pain are not nearly as overwhelming. 

Blessings, 

Candida

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