I went to the park after I worked out today. This was a place as a child that took me away. I felt God on those swings as I sang songs from my favorite records. Some of favorites were Annie, Down by the Creek Bank, Smurfs, and The Oak Ridge Boys. I could belt out some "Elvira". These were moments that the anxiety of life never touched.
You wanna know how I know Jesus is changing me, not just in numbers on the scale, but inside out???
I went there today, no I was called there!!!
I was a little hesitant when I arrived, because there were people. So, at first I walked, then, I talked to the people, and then I swung. (of course I knew I needed to take a pic for this, because God had already laid it on my heart, so I told them I was there to take a picture for something I was doing) I did not want them to think I was some crazy woman! ;)
I have swung before this day, but this was different. Not only physically do I fit better in the swing, but emotionally and mentally. It was a moment that the anxiety of life could not touch. I am having more and more of these moments. The more I conquer physically the more God is showing me to let go emotionally and mentally, and allow His peace in.
I am a planner. I plan dinner., I plan laundry day. I plan cleaning day. I plan grocery store day. Guess what?
Yep! I don't have a plan this week...I have not been to the store yet...and we are OK!!!! I am not stressing about it. That is transformation!
Just like with the numbers on the scale, I have so far to go in this area. But, I am thankful God made me with a bit of OCD and I will continue to plan, but I will allow the myself to continue to learn to let go. I will go back to being a kid sometimes and create moments for me, my children, and my husband that the anxieties of life can't touch, but God can!
Happy Transformation Tuesday!
All things through Christ!