As a baby Christian, I want to believe in God’s plan not my plan. But what if I just don’t know or understand which way God wants me to go?
I find myself approaching a new season in my life, a retirement lifestyle is quickly approaching. Life will be different now that the hubs and I will be able to have a lot more time together. I imagine this to be a blessing for us both.
It creates for me a sense of now what, what’s next? We have some major decisions to make in this new season, moving to a different state, living life differently everyday with some big adjustments, it’s exciting and scary at the same time. We’re trying to decide what our lives should look like from now on. I am seeking some reassurance and as a baby christian I still find it difficult to hear God’s voice and know which road to take.
I guess I am waiting for a prophetic dream, some strong emotion, or a vision to make these choices clear to me and lead me one way or another, I do know that that’s not exactly what it looks like but as I continue to grow more in Christ and for now I will just pray more and believe more. What about you? What do you do? How do you get through the big stuff in your life?
No matter where we go we will find opportunities to hear God’s voice and do His will.
That’s a strong statement for me and I will take it with me, I want to look at everything with this in mind.
As of today, I have learned:
I have learned that happiness is a mindset, it’s what you believe about yourself, how you feel about yourself, and how you value yourself. This may sound selfish to some, but truly if you don’t feel these things about yourself you cannot give and share of yourself to others you love. And the world.
Today every day is a lesson for me I still struggle to try and live in the moment but I know it’s the way to be. I try to not focus on what I don’t have, I try to stay in the thought and appreciation of what I do have, and in reality I truly have a lot. I am fortunate to be in a long-term marriage with my best friend, to have an amazing daughter that has been a part of my crazy life and has come out the other side an amazing woman and mother.
I am the luckiest grammy alive to have the opportunity to be a part of my granddaughter’s upbringing and that I get a last chance to make a difference. I have a good family that I may not always have appreciated, but for all of the ups and downs of my journey they are still there.
Finally, I am excited to be discovering all the pretty things in life. I never realized how much I Love art, paint, and design. These things come easily and naturally to me and want to continue bring more of it into my life and sharing it with all.
One day it just clicks… You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.
Its when we choose to see this moment as perfect in every way. We need nothing more and nothing less than what we have right now. Happiness is you at any given moment – you can chose to radiate nothing but love! Stop with this pursuit of happiness and just BE HAPPy!
Happiness is not something to be found, it is an everyday choice we make when we realize that we already have everything we “need.”