I have major guilt for not posting in a while – the response to this blog has been beyond my dreams and I’m so thankful to hear from all of you that you enjoy reading the little thoughts of my heart! A lot of you know that I am engaged to a human teddy graham – Byron Matthew Rideau, the most handsome, darling and carmely man in the world! I’ve currently been in a whirlwind of wedding plans, pre-marital prep as well as working two jobs! Phew! I know so many of you can relate, take a deep breath! Light a candle, pour some tea… spend some time in the quiet today. Also, thank you everyone for the birthday wishes last week!
Anywho- I’m about to go to work but I’ve been thinking about something all week this week! I know I’ve written about anxiety in the past, but today Jesus was really just helping my heart in a different way. I remember falling asleep last night asking Him – “why, even if everything around me is okay, do I still have anxiety about the things of the future? things that don’t even really matter right now?” I could feel an impression in my heart telling me to take inventory of every single time God has kept me, that He’s provided, that He’s restored in my life. It gave me such a way better perspective. The older I get, the more I’m realizing that Gratitude is the ultimate enemy of Anxiety. When we take inventory of God’s faithfulness, it reminds us that there’s truly nothing in this world that should have more power over our thoughts and our well being in general than Jesus. He has proven Himself to you – even though He doesn’t have to. He has showed Himself strong, He has healed you, shielded you from heartaches and accidents that we didn’t even know were around the corner.
So if you’re in an overwhelming season like I am, please first know you’re not alone, I’m with you there. And second remember that WE’RE not alone. Be THANKFUL today for every breath. We do stupid stuff all day long, and still He loves us more with every beat of our heart. Let gratitude override fear… Let joy override the temptation to feel sorry for our situations…
Love you guys! x M
ps: here’s one of my favorite outfits I wore my birthday week! A lot of you have DM’d me for details so here they are! x
(Pants, T-shirt + Blush Bag are all curtesy of Zara! Shoes are Steve Madden and Sunnies from Forever 21) x