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.🌀

Wednesday Wise Words: Haters Gonna Hate…Let em!

Good Morning Y’all!

The sun is shining and it’s the middle of the week! Woot, Woot!

I’ve decided to start a little mid-week post to keep the motivation going.  We all anticipate the end of the week, wishing Friday would arrive like… ASAP!  Our weeks get murky with week day challenges, how we are feeling, our work schedules, commitments, the list goes on.  But what if we mindfully tried to embrace each day with present minded living, grateful for every challenge and experience we encounter?  Ummm BTW: Present and Missy (The.Dizzy.Chick.) do not go in the same sentence (#thestruggleisrealyo).  We could at least give it a try, right?!?!  We know life is short, yet we wish everyday were Friday (for obvious reasons, no work!).  But, what if we looked at every day as an experience to live, learn and be blessed? We would probably find a few good things came out of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to balance the bad. Again, this is primarily a challenge for myself.  BUT…if it encourages others, then even better! 

The purpose is to keep our mind in check and present (including my own!).  Short. Sweet. And to the point! Here goes….Wednesday Wise Words!

BTW… this morning’s quiet time pretty much smacked me in the face..And that’s a good thing! Enjoy…even the haters!! 😉

Wednesday’s Wise Words: Haters Gonna Hate…Let em!

It’s a challenge to not be discouraged by the actions of others. I feel ya’ on this people!! 100+%

One minute you think you have a friend. And BOOM! You learn who they truly are. It’s painful to hear, see and ultimately, accept. Or maybe it’s someone you don’t even know at all. They simply judge you without knowing you.

During my quiet time today, I was reminded that God gave us ALL a story. It’s our story no one else’s. And no matter the actions of others (or the hate), we have to move on in Grace.  In the moment, you want to just “go-off” and tell them loud and clear how you feel. But nothing is gained from any of that… although in the moment, it just feels right!

Wednesday Wise Words: Let them talk behind your back to others, it’s not your battle to avenge.

As Christians, we are to follow the Lord Jesus’ command to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44), leaving the vengeance to God. It is tempting to take on the role of God and seek to punish those we feel deserve it. TRUST me, I’m the first person to be like, “let me tell you something!!” and not settle for hurtful behavior. But I was reminded today, that it impossible for anyone to take revenge with pure motives.

Romans 12:19 tells us: Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave that to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengence is mine, I will repay, says The Lord.” Quoted twice in the New Testament, God said, “it is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them”. EVEN when the innocent suffer and the wicked appear to prosper, it is for God alone to punish. This has always been a challenge for me. You question their motives, what you did to deserve it, etc. It can literally consume you.

Today’s friendly reminder for myself and my friends: You don’t have to be consumed by the enemy! We can rest in peace knowing that we have victory in Jesus! No battle is too big for him!! How awesome is that?!!

Feeling thankful for all my blessings today! #letthehatershate  #beblessed #wednesdaywisewords

Spin Ya’ Later Y’all!

🌀The.Dizzy.Chick.🌀