Be Present

On my other blog that I have with my BFF. We do Monday Motto and guess when on MONDAY’s !!!:0) lol

So I thought I would post here today last mondays motto from Friendships of Love.

We have a pic for monday motto …wanna SEEE???

CUTE HUH??? :0)

ok so here was the post …oh BTW we also have a facebook group…come check us out!! :0)

1 Thessalonians 5:6
 


So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.

Hello Starla here :0) Monday Motto for me today is BE PRESENT!!!

I am the type of person who is a bit dreamy, emotional, imaginative, self-aware and very bothered by upsetting emotional situations. In this past week or so I have endured some of those upsetting emotional situations. My problem is that I tend to CHECK OUT when these things happen. So much to the point that days go by and I have fully ordered my world, gone into full introvert mode, buckled down any emotional stray in my mind and imagine myself right into I AM FINE AND LIFE IS GOOD!!!  can anyone say : DENIAL!!!!

Does anyone else do this???

In this verse it says to BE ALERT —-to me that is STAY PRESENT ..stay with whats going on…deal with it until it is over…until it is no longer affecting me. Whether that means speak the truth, forgive offenders or confront the wrongness face to face. What ever IT is –BE PRESENT!!

but it also says : and………….SELF-CONTROLLED.

What I did is NOT self control!!! It is subconscious auto pilot take over…I ..ME…Mrs. suppose to be ALERT to what is going on because I read my bible and go to church ….is not in control of herself…FEAR is what is in control. I lose myself. I stop talking to people. I go into hiding. I don’t want to feel all those negative emotions swirling around me. I don’t want to have to be the big girl and say HEY!! that is not nice to act that way MR/MRS so and so….

So what I do instead is TURN ON MYSELF. I shut down and internalize it all. RESULT: ANXIETY!!

I am getting better and dealing with upsetting emo-roller coaster stuff. I hope to get to the point where I can SEE what I am doing as I begin to TURN OFF and instead TURN ON and work TRUTH. Truth makes a way for itself….and sometimes the one who speaks it isn’t the most liked person. One thing I have learned (even though I am here again) is that if I stick with it – it is over way faster than if I ignore it.

So today’s MOTTO : BE PRESENT –we may not always like the situations we are in but we can always learn from them if we are ALERT!! :0)

Thanks for listening …

F & L’er
Starla

WELL what did ya think??? TELL ME!!! :0) and come check us out next monday for the next MOTTO!!

Have a good one!

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6 thoughts on “Be Present

  1. Boo Starla!

    I am getting better at being present. Because honestly, I tend to the withdraw thing or checking out if my feelings are hurt. And that doesn’t solve anything. When I control myself enough to get over it, it actually feels good. Like I’m trusting God to protect me – and not me *attempting* to protect myself.

  2. Very good words of TRUTH, Starla!! Keep leaning on His strength in you and you will see marvelous things happen!! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. I felt this was so important, just last night, was bible studying with the fiance and told him, but one cannot keep looking at the past coz there’s some saying that says:

    those who look to the past always see it as better than today, and those who look to the future always see today as worse than tomorrow…

    It’s super important to be in the here-and-now or else we wont appreciate what we have as well you know!!

  4. It is so important….I think we miss so much stuck one way or another instead of being grounded in the moment.
    Thanks for checking my blog out V !! :0)

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