My New Reality Starts

ImageHave I talked with you in the past few days about something I am calling my “new reality”? When I searched my blogs I mentioned it for the first time on March 6 of this year. When I wrote that I had no idea that my whole world was about to be turned upside down and the phrase new reality would take on a whole new meaning. Is it a bad thing? On the surface I may have quickly answered in the affirmative but on second thought it is actually a very good thing. When I was divorced my words were “I feel to old to start over and too young for it to all be over” and that succinctly summed up all my feelings in one short sentence. There is a cliché that is so old I am almost embarrassed to put it here, but it is “when life hands you lemons make lemonade” and it rolls off the tongue very easily but squeezing those lemons can become laborious! So when you are facing the end of the rope (beware of more clichés to come) tie a knot and hang on; when you have a door closed and want to explore other doors there might be some hell in the hall; when you are at the bottom be glad because there is only one way out and that is up! Are you gagging yet? However they all have validity. First step to a new beginning is to take a good long, harsh look at your self  body, soul and spirit and I did it this past Saturday night! I was brushing out my hair preparing to wash it when I put down my brush and reached for my hair scissors! My hair had gotten quite long and a few weeks ago as I was doing something for my dad he asked if I had a pair of scissors around, I told him I was sure I could find some, (parenthetical statement coming). I have two pair of scissors that are sacred the same way my cornbread pan is sacred, one are my sewing shears and the other is my hair scissor which I paid quite a lot for! Since I was afraid he was going to try to cut his finger or toe nails I asked what he wanted with them, here he blew me away, he looked up at me with a wicked little grin and said “I want to take those scissors and cut about a foot off of your hair!” So as I stood there scissors in hand I laughed out loud and said “this is for you daddy” and I started the job not finishing until I had myself a nice short bob that looks very cute if I do have to say so myself! Next I decided I had given myself a month’s vacation of not running up and down the stairs dozens of times a day as I have been keeping my mother downstairs with me and have basically been more lazy than I can ever remember. I decided to put myself on a 40-day program of fasting and at least starting back with light exercise until I could work my way back to where I was. Next I have to take time every day to meditate on the Word of God, to “conversate” with the Father and see if there is a new plan on the table for me. I will arm myself with the scriptures and do my best to be a better me for my family and myself. They all know that if I grit my teeth and say I’m going to do it, I will get it done. Now what scripture should I go to for body, soul and spirit? That’s easy! Ephesians 6: 10-18 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. “And having done ALL, to stand!”

4 Replies to “My New Reality Starts”

  1. I always love reading your testimonials. You’ll have to put your new hairstyle on your blog. I love you.

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