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Monday, October 22, 2012

Everything returns to normal.

Have you ever looked around at your life and wondered, "What the heck happened?" Things are in utter disarray, you have no time for yourself, and nothing's going your way.

With the major shake up I've experienced over the last six months, I began to think that I would never have a life again. No more nights of sleep or childless shopping, no time to write let alone create, no more REAL meals, (Oh Ramen noodles how I despise you!) and the worse of all . . . no more time to clean or decorate my home.

Gasp!!!

The funny part is, little by little I became accustomed to it; IT was my new normal.

As the months continued to pass, I slowly noticed I was getting my groove back. It's not that things returned back to the way they were pre-baby, yes that's my little Jake Jake in the photo. in fact, things will never ever be the same.

Yes I know that's a contradiction to the title but hear me out.

I accepted that things would never be the same, but then I determined to pick up my life and make a plan to put it back together.

I adjusted my schedule, realigned my goals, set realistic expectations, and determined to get things done. No more excuses!

You see, so many times we find ourselves in tough situations where everything seems to be falling apart. Whether it's a loss of a job, an impending divorce, broken relationships, or some other situation, we can always determine to get back to some sense of normalcy. Of course there are the extreme cases that need professional help, but for those situations that take personal drive, we can always take back our lives.

The first thing we must do is realize our situation and admit we've gotten a little off track. You know the whole "admitting you have a problem is the first step," saying?
Well it's true.

Next, we can give our troubles to God and know that He will wipe them clean; giving us a fresh start and new perspective.

And finally, we have to determine to take our lives back. If we keep allowing things to spiral out of control, they'll only get worse until we can't tell up from down.

The best part is, once we give the situation over to God, we can trust that He will heal us and make us new again, giving us the strength to accomplish all we need in our day, week, and for the rest of our lives.

Have a glorious Monday my loves!!