I’m joining “my people” from Five Minute Friday today and responding to our prompt: Praise.
One of the most difficult months in my life was September.
I felt the arrows of the enemy piercing me around every turn. Bad news surrounded me and my anxiety levels returned to a scary-high level. I was worn out, scared, and overwhelmed.
But as I turned the page to October I decided to focus on the positive things in my life. Instead of expecting the worse-case-scenarios I began expecting good. Instead of cowering in fear I embraced change. Instead of making excuses not to spend time with Lord I decided to praise Him.
After all, He has given me so much to praise Him for.
Whenever I feel the wave of anxiety course through my body I’ve tried to list 5 things for which I am thankful and that has really changed my perspective. This simple exercise has helped me to combat fear in a logical way.
Today I am praising God for:
1. My beautiful family
2. Some exciting news in my family that I’m sure I’ll be sharing soon (no, I’m not pregnant!)
3. My job where I am able to make a difference EVERY DAY
4. My church family who love and support my whole family
5. My friends who let me vent when I can’t carry my burdens on my own and who love me despite my flaws
The Ameri Brit Mom