I love❤️ when my "Life" and "Bible" section overlap! It means I am more mindful of God in my everyday and am actively noticing His hand in my life. I feel like that is a growth marker in my spiritual life and it makes me happy! This shirt (photo above) was one of those moments when I felt God was trying to get me to listen. Let me tell you why...
Every once in a while, my mind has a way of hijacking my life. There may be a clinical term but basically, a thought crosses my mind, I obsess about it, it grows into multiple other thought tracks and before you know it, I am full out worrying or bluesy at best, depressed at worst. It can last for days or weeks until my inner dialogue works it out. It's exhausting and a time-suck. The thing is, I usually don't notice until I'm looking back. Anyway, work in progress right?.
Last month I had one of those times. Something crossed my mind and before I knew it, I was worried about a series of possibilities ( well if x happens then I have to be ready for y and z, how do I get to y and z ?!?!? ) I could not snap out of it. I was good while I was busy with work or kids but when things got quiet, the devil went to work. One day scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across a post from @crosstrainingcouture that caught my eye. It was a photo post ,( part of their #featuremectc promo), of a new mom that was feeling down about her new mom body and how her "Be You Tiful", CTC shirt that she put on that morning made her feel better and put things in a better perspective. It's really a beautiful post, you should follow them and read it. I clicked through to the Cross Training Couture website to look at their other offerings and the above shirt just spoke straight to my soul in that moment.
Based on Proverbs 31:25 - " She is strong and respected by the people, She looks forward to
the future with Joy."
She laughs without fear of the future!
I know, I KNOW, that there is no use in worrying. God does not want us to worry and HIS Word tells us
I bought the shirt! I am so glad I did. It is a reminder that I am not in control and if I live in HIM, I can face anything. So lets laugh without fear of the future and remember what Jesus said in John 14:1 - " Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me."
My name is Joni...