Monday, May 28, 2018

Glass Half Empty?

Are you a glass half empty type of person? Do you live in fear that something bad is about to happen?

I know that I am a glass half empty type of person. No matter how hard I work at trying to stay positive about things, I am just someone that expects the worst to happen.

That is a hard realization to face. However, I know that it is true. I worry about things far enough in advance that I cause myself to feel sick. Although, in all of my fear and trepidation, I do seek the Lord in prayer.

I spend a fair amount of time scared that something is going to happen and I will end up sick and in the hospital.

I know the birth of that fear came about in 2015. That is when I was really sick, my sodium levels tanked and I was in the hospital for five days. That is when I found out that I have secondary adrenal insufficiency.

Now, if I look at the expiration date on something and see that it has expired, I toss it out. I am scared that if I eat the food that has expired, I will end up with a stomach illness that my body cannot handle and have to be hospitalized. <--- All of that is true, btw. A stomach illness can send me back to the hospital. And, I just tossed out something earlier because it had expired.

New Perspective

1. Focus on the right here, right now.

Try not to bog down in the past or spend time worrying over what might happen in the future. Be here, right now.

2. Help others.

It will make you feel so much better to help out someone that is in need.

3. Spend time with happy people. 

Positive, upbeat people spread optimism wherever they go. They will encourage you to see things from a different perspective.

4. Look for the blessings.

No matter how hard you feel things are at the moment, slow down and look for the blessings that are being revealed.

1 Peter 5:7 NIV Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dear Father,  thank You for caring about me so much that You want me to cast my cares upon You. Father, whenever, I am overcome with fear, please help me to remember that You are there. I do not have to endure alone. Thank you so much. In Jesus' name, Amen.

You might also enjoy reading:

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 6

Facing Anxiety With Scripture pt 7

Are The Waves Of Life Making You Fearful?

Your turn:

Are you a glass half empty kind of person?
Do you have tips that you can share that helps you see the positive side of things?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Your Sister, 

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