Hello Sweet People!
I hope you are all well! I was doing some thinking today, as I was about to post our very first ‘Series’ blog post and went, hold up! It’s almost the end of the month and it would be way better if the ‘series’ ran for the month rather than over two – so, I’m so sorry – but you’ll have to wait another week!
I did, however, get a wee-bit inspired today (in all of its craziness) to share something else with you!
Firstly, how would you feel if I started making a few little graphic bits and bobs for free downloads? Plus maybe even a little store where you can buy packs of organisational graphics and other pieces?
Have you had a crazy day today? Maybe a crazy week? Or month? I have.
I’ve got so many exciting and positive things happening in my world at the moment and it makes me so happy to think about and work on – but there are a few heavy things coming at me at the same time that seem to take away the happy feeling.
It’s not things that I can’t handle either, just different. However, I’ve noticed that I seemed to have shut my heart off and blocked out all the emotions to get past it and through it all. Basically pulling on my emotionless, strong pants and refusing to wear my soft and caring pants.
It’s something that I do regularly, it seems to be how I cope. Yet, I’m continuously reminding myself that it’s not how its supposed to be done.
At some point through today, I got a worship song stuck in my head. I couldn’t remember all the words (which drove me crazy in and of itself) however when I turned it on in my car that afternoon, I became totally and completely overwhelmed.
The song is written by Steffany Gretzinger, and she wrote it as though it was God singing to the listener (which is wonderful in itself). The lyrics are as follows:
” There’s no need to cover
What I already see
You’ve got your reasons
But I hold your peace
You’ve been on lockdown
And I hold the key
‘Cause I loved you before you knew it was love
And I saw it all, still I chose the cross
And you were the one that I was thinking of
When I rose from the grave
There’s no reason to stand at a distance anymore
You’re not far from home
Keep on coming
And oh as you run
What hindered love
Will only become
Part of the story “
And everything came apart. I let the happy feelings go, let the not so happy ones hit and let them go. I’d been pushing everything away so strongly that I just realised I had to let the bad stuff hit so I could keep moving.
I think that’s how life works some days. The bad things have to hit so that we can become stronger to go forwards rather than faking the strength avoiding everything.
Sometimes to let things go, you have to accept them first.
We have to come out of our hiding place behind fake strength, behind fake okay-ed-ness and accept the situation, accept who we are in the situation and let it go.
What is hindering your happy at the moment, is only going to add to the story that you will later tell to encourage someone else. It’s a story builder, a testimony foundation, a stone for the structure.
P.S. If you want to listen to that beautiful song for yourself, here is the link.
P.P.S. Don’t forget to answer my earlier question in the comments!!