Thank you for everything. It’s me. Standing here in need to be heard. I try to keep a positive and upbeat attitude, but many times doubt creeps in through the cracks. I will not live in the debilitating fear of uncertainty. I will try not to worry ‘cos worry simply amplifies a problem. I will keep my faith and not fear about being unable to provide or to succeed. I believe that you’ll provide for us as you have always done and that success is my just reward.
Dear Lord, however, I can’t lie and I must confess to you that there are days that I fret so much about our finances and future. There are days that holding on seems such a struggle. Days that I fervently pray for calmness in the periods of storm and that your grace is sufficient unto that day.
Dear Lord, I try to pragmatically do just do what needs to be done, though most times I am not even sure anymore.
All I know is today. I am trusting you for today.
Most challenges that surface in our lives actually have the power to bring us to our knees, when we give in to the fear that we cannot withstand it!
We tend to panic when we experience unanticipated turbulence in our lives, forgetting all the tenets that we know and we allow fear to throw us off balance!
It is always a battle field of the mind!
What I have learnt and know for sure, is that tremors will always come; that is a fact of life!
HOWEVER, you must ALWAYS adjust your stance and find a new center of gravity!
These could mean new attitude, new friends, new job, new home, new relationship, new everything!
CONCENTRATE on staying in the present and living through the turbulence, moment by moment!
It is the attempt to lump it all together that makes it more overwhelming!
Make diligent attempts to step up to higher grounds in the moment and REMEMBER to breathe easy as you forge on to the next moment.
STAY STRONG! THIS TOO SHALL PASS!
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha