A beautiful mess

If you read my last blog post, it’s no secret I’ve been out of sorts lately. Before moving to Hawaii we were going to an amazing church in south Florida that we absolutely adored (Church by the Glades) and since being here, we haven’t really quite found our “home”.  My Hawaii bestie Pam had told us about this church that she visited last week and so I was determined to go today and see what all the hype was about and give it a go. Boy, does God work in mysterious ways. Today, at this particular church, the pastor talked about emotional health. Do you ever feel like the message was hand tailored just for you?! This was definitely the case today. God knew this is exactly where I needed to be today and he orchestrated it perfectly. I immediately started tearing up as soon as the pastor began his sermon. He went on to say that we, as Christians or just people in general,  tend to isolate ourselves when things happen in our lives that make us uncomfortable…when we actually need people the most, we push them away. I thought to myself, how true is this. We have this whole idea of being able to handle everything ourselves…especially as a woman and mother. But, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. God wants us to come to him with our worries and doubts.  He will take our burdens and help us move forward in our beautiful messes. He told the story of Elijah and how even he, who had defeated the 450 and survived the drought, had found himself in a dark depression and running from Jezebel and wanting his life to end. Well Elijah went on to be one of God’s prophets and one of the most talked about men in the Old Testament. The sermon ended with three challenges to help overcome emotional distress…

1. Get physically healthy
2. Experience God
3. Let God renew your purpose and vision
 After being in a rut for the last few months, I’m finally getting back on the right track. It’s like that saying “how do you eat an elephant?!…one bite at a time”.  I made an appointment to get my hormone levels checked, specifically my thyroid…I started reading “Finding Your Voice” by Natalie Grant, and I also dove back into my devotional by Hayley Dimarco, “A Woman Overwhelmed”. It’s not the cure all, but, hey it’s a start! Another thing that I want to get back into doing is daily affirmations. You believe what you speak about yourself, and I need to start speaking about all of the positives in my life instead of dwelling on the negatives. I’m also a firm believer in gut health and its ability to help with many ailments, including mental stability. I’ve recently been slack with my supplementation and know that it’s vital to my well being. If you’d like more info on the supplements I take, click here
What are some things that you do when you’re feeling out of sorts to lift your spirits? I’d love for you to share. I’m also always looking for great book and devotional recommendations. Drop them below in the comment section!

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”. ~Philippians 4:8

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  1. Jess says:

    This is crazy. I have those exact feelings. I’ve been so much in the last 2 years and I shut down and stay in. We also had an amazing church in our last city and I’m having a hard time trying to find anything like it.

    Thank you for sharing your heart and those inspiring words with us. I’m so glad we’re Instagram buddies. You inspire me ❤️

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