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From One Extreme to the Next

The minute (possibly second) something changes in my life I leap to the opposite extreme “reality”. In other words something that may have seemed possible for a moment can suddenly seem impossible in the next. I am sure it is my defense mechanism; I want to convince myself that while at one point something seemed “good” I am sure I will be just fine without it, ever. DRAMA, I know. Just keepin’ real real. So yes, well I dwell on things like Hope Street, 5 year plans, marriage, leadership, kids, family etc. (you get the point)...I am still a person in the now who would benefit greatly from being present. Someone who chooses to not dwell on the past, but also to not get lost in the abyss that is the future. I don’t know where you find yourself today, but if you are struggling with what your “today” looks like I get it, you are not alone. I recently was encouraged to remember that while I can find things in the present to be thankful for, it is okay and healthy to acknowledge the things in the present that are hard or not quite what I want them to be too.

Father, would you comfort us as we learn what it looks like to be content in the season we are in? Can you please allow us to see the many things we have to be thankful for while acknowledging there are some things that are just hard? Thank you that your power is made perfect in our weakness. I ask each day that I would choose to delight in the things that glorify you best, that I trust and know you are good and you are faithful. And of course, you are enough no “but” after.

Amen, Ashley

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