Zaiah trips. Stumbles.
This afternoon, the kids and I were learning about gravitational pull.
Eli said, “We shouldn’t take Zaiah to outerspace. If he trips, he will just keep going, and going, and going. ”
But I get it. Once you stumble, you do just keep going and going…
A little stumble can roll into a much bigger mess. An anxiety mess. A depressed mess. Just about any mess…..But the worst possible thing I could do is to focus on that – try not to do something.
Example. I am confronted with a rude, disapproving, and pushy individual. I am at the gym (already self-conscious and out of my comfort zone) and all I can think is I don’t know what to do. Just don’t panic. Result: I am unable to breathe, my heart races, and I flee from the situation and cry.
My focus should be on the do instead of the don’t to get through my weakness. And what is the do? Absolutely nothing to do with me and those frustrating, emotional out of control reactions.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
What I can do is to choose to see God in everything. He is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. And despite my constantly changing and evolving emotions, He never changes.
I can choose to think about those such things.