May I be frank? I’ve been in the pits lately. I feel less like a human and more like I’m a ping pong ball. My circumstances have been bouncing my emotions all over the place.
I think I might seriously have whiplash! Maybe that’s why my back has been hurting me…
This is an example of what I mean—how my week might play out.
I win a tennis match and I’m all confident and happy—for a while—sometimes for an entire day.
But then I get a rejection on something I’ve written and my confidence goes out the window. Bye, bye winning match. In a heartbeat I go from winner to loser. Now I’m bummed.
We get a call from our CPA telling us we overpaid our taxes. Yeah baby! Cloud nine. What relief, right?
Then hubby walks in all stressed over something at work and well, I get stressed too. He gets grumpy. I get grumpier.
Ahhh, but then someone leaves an encouraging comment on my blog and suddenly, I have purpose. I have worth again.
Up and down, up and down. Back and forth, back and forth. Oh mercy! See what I mean?
Your week may play out with different circumstances but can you relate?
This is not a way to live.
And when there are more difficult circumstances than good ones, we live in danger of getting stuck in the negative mode where anxiety and or depression can take a foothold. Honestly I think that’s where I’ve been.
It’s times like these we need to be praying like mad but it’s also times like these where we just don’t want to—we don’t feel like it.
I don’t believe for a minute God intended for us, His children, to live this way though probably most of us know this bouncing around as reality and take it for granted. But since I’m being frank, let me say…
To find out what I had to say, please join me at Recharge Wednesday to finish the story.
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God.