Things have been stressful around the FFF household lately. Let me give you the highlight reel of the past week and a half or so:
- Our AC went out (we live in TX…this is a BIG deal)
- Our toilet stopped working and overflowed
- Our washing machine broke mid-load
- I got a flat tire
- Our house payment got lost in the mail
- My parents abruptly moved to South Carolina to help my baby sister with a health issue/job issue (pretty major)
- I had two major disruptions to my day to day blogging (not bad things, but still even good news can add stress) that could have potentially conflicted with each other
- Our vacuum broke
Lots of other small petty things happened as well. You know those small things that normally don’t matter, but when piled on top of everything else it just feels like the final straw?
However, aside from a few moments of anguish and asking my husband to please PLEASE give me something ANYTHING else to think about…I’ve been relatively calm through it all. Taking it as it comes and being proactive where I can while letting the rest lay.
This peace and calm never would have happened a few years ago. Maybe it’s age, but I also think it’s been a choice.
I made the choice that I was going to have faith.
Faith that God doesn’t put things in my path that I can’t handle.
Faith that as long as my family is healthy and alive, it’s all okay.
Faith that there are bigger plans at work then my own and I just need to have a little faith that He knows what is best for me.
I admit, it’s been difficult at times. I’ve dropped to my knees in this past week more then I probably have in months. However, I think those drop to the knees moments are what have made everything else easier.
It’s amazing what a little faith can do.
I’m a Christian, I’ve never hidden that and I proudly stand by it. If you aren’t a Christian, of course I’d like you to explore Christianity…but if not that’s your choice. Peace comes differently to different people in different ways. So I encourage you to have a little faith the next time something comes up that seems insurmountable. Faith in your God, faith in yourself, faith in the universe. Just trust that it will all work out. Does it always? Of course not, but you know what?
You have two choices:
- You remain miserable and feel stuck in your predicament
- You have a little faith and just be as proactive as you can
So this week, just have a little faith. Oh, and sometimes…when things get this out of control? You just have to laugh about it. That’s helps too 😉
Note: I’ve had some really horrible things happen in my life. Huge losses and horrible life changing moments, so I know it’s not always *that* easy. In no way would I ever try and trivialize life’s biggest disasters. However, in our day to day lives when things go awry and pile up…I think it’s okay to just laugh and have a bit of faith. It’s certainly easier then the alternatives.