Breathe In and Don’t Freak Out.

If you could name your biggest flaw or struggle, what would it be?

If there is one thing you can’t stand about your

way of thinking or acting, what is it?

Please don’t think of anything physical or how you look/want to look. I’m talking about attributes to your personality and the way you handle daily living.

If I’m thinking about my one of my biggest struggles and flaws, it would be that I tend to be extremely moody… The kind of moody that no one wants to be known for.

The littlest things will irritate me to a dramatic extreme. Things that would normally never cross my mind or ever bother me will send me over the edge.

I get mean, I’m unpleasant to be around, and I start to spread hatful thoughts about myself to myself… it’s not a healthy cycle.

Today was a stress filled day at work and to make matters worse, I just felt “off” the whole day.

I would make a cup of coffee and leave it in the break room and forget all about it.

I would fax blank pieces of paper instead of the ones I was supposed to fax.

And I would forget so many little tasks that I always do on a daily basis..

When days like these happen, I become so moody that it’s easy to get lost in my feelings and forget about what the bible says about having a calm and gentle spirit…

“But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious”

1 Peter 3:4.

In times where we feel overly anxious and seem to let the silliest things affect our attitude in a negative way, we need to remember that our lives reflect the life of Jesus and we must pray daily to be more like him.

A tender and gracious love can’t coincide with an overly moody girl who lets her emotions take over to the point where she’s being rude to others and isn’t a joy to be around.

I know how hard it is to focus on the Lord when satan is clouding your view with negative emotions, but we must remember to take all those negative and stressful thoughts captive, like the bible says!

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

2 Corinthians 10:5

If you’re having a rough day and your emotions are getting the best of you, I’m so sorry. Lets give our problems, struggles, and flaws to Jesus and let him heal you!

Lets remember that its Jesus who can change our biggest flaws. Lets never get comfortable in actions such as the ones I described… Lets strive to love and react to things in a loving and gracious way.

Just breathe, pray, give it to God, and carry on (and don’t break anything!)

God Bless ya’ll,

-Olivia

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