Thankfulness vs. Guilt 

Happy Wednesday Y’all!  And welcome to MARCH!!! 🌺🍀🌷🌸💐☀️

Spring and daylight savings time are around the corner!  Yaaaaassss!!! More daylight, warmer weather (hopefully), a little more Vitamin D to cure those Winter blues and another month for memories to be made! Hallelujah!

Speaking of warmer weather, this tends to be the time of year in which we hunker down on eating well, getting our exercise on, and enjoy being outdoors.  If you are like this dizzy chick, you need to exercise to keep stress-free and mentally strong not just physically. And also, if you’re like me, you’ve had a few set backs along the way which makes getting back in your groove..well, brutal!!

For example, in the gym and/or running, I know one speed and one speed only… full throttle baby!  And of course, I always seem to think that I can pick right up, where I left off…..Ha! No dice!  Then my sweet little slice of humble pie gets served and it tastes mainly of frustration and a bad attitude because I’m not where I was before.  I find myself getting emotional and ready to throw in the towel before I even get started.  Sounds silly…. but hey, I’m just keeping it REAL!

My woe-is-me party comes to an end and then I get my attitude checked by the lovely Lysa TerKeurst during my quite time.  She has a knack for putting things in perspecitive and placing this dizzy chick back in reality.  So here goes…..

Wednesday Wise Words:  “Learn to be more thankful for what you are than guilty for what you are not. Cut the threads of guilt with the edge of grace”. 

From the beginning of my workout, I struggled to be the Missy I once was….without Meniere’s Disease, without set backs, I felt guilty for not being her anymore. I blamed myself, I blamed the disease, I got sad and angry.

Afer my workout, I decided to sit alone in the word and get myself together. It was then that I realized I am EXACTLY where I am meant to be.  Weak, vulnerable and ultimately, needing to lean in and press into God for my strength.  I had to remind myself that I am fortunate to have caught this diesease early on, and that I can still walk at al all.  I can still exercise, and I can still be the same Missy before…. it just takes time. With God, all thing are possible. In his perfect timing.

Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”. 

We can’t expect to be perfect (a friendly reminder from a perfectionist to herself). And we certainly should not feel guilty for what we are not.  As Lysa reminds us, we should celebrate that we are wonderfully made, created for a purpose and FULLY LOVED and ACCEPTED by Our Father. It is time that we cut those threads of guilt with the edge of grace!

I vow each day to do my best to wake with a grateful mindset. Fully present and trusting that I am exactly where I am supposed to be.  If I feel strong enough to lift a full set of the heavier weight, then go for it. If I need to drop down in weight to get the full set, then go for it. Any progress is progress!!!  I want to completely embrace every moment and be thankful for every opportunity.  Nothing is to be taken for granted as the granted things can be taken from us.

Our Heavenly Father, I seem to forget daily that you made me in your image. I pray that your please help me to celebrate, be grateful and live as who you made me to be versus dwelling on who and what I wish I were. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Wishing you all a grateful week full of blessings!

Spin Ya’ Later Y’all,

🌀The.Dizzy.Chick.🌀

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