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MMS – Silence

MMSFor the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “silence.”

Anxiety-Filled Heart

In a full fledge anxiety attack, I just need silence.

Desperately need silence.

I hate anxiety.

I hate who I become in these anxious-filled moments.

Please, just…

ssssshhhhhhhh.

Days like these, I feel like I need to wear a sign – “Please, excuse me. I am in the middle of an attack against my human nature. My anxious driven human nature.”

Silence in a Chaotic Spirit

I just need silence. It’s not that those around me, are corrupting me. It’s just that… My spirit is plenty-loud-enough for all of us. Anxious moments remind me of my need to self-isolate and try and figure things out. To quote a song – “Stop the world, I wanna get out/I need an escape away from this crowd/Just to hear You speak to me.”

I can’t face this crowd.

Crowd of noise.

Crowd of pretending I am fine.

Crowd of pretending I am not having a walking-anxiety-attack when I desperately want to be as joyful on the inside as I look on the outside.

I Just…

I just want out. I want out of my skin.

I want to be the me that God created me to be.

I want to find the beauty God has in store for me and those I love.

I don’t want the spiritual war.

I just need silence to navigate the valley of death I must walk through, in order to meet the green pastures God desires to give me. In order to navigate these things, I must go to the Source. I must just “be still” before my Maker, and let Him be the One to help me through these things. I need to embrace the silence and opportunities to allow Him to heal my heart.

Further Reading: Psalm 23

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A Month in My Shoes ('15 Challenge)

MMS – Storm

MMSFor the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “storm.”

Storm

What do you do in the midst of a hardcore storm?

You grab a rain coat, and learn to dance in the middle of it.

Some of the best dances we could ever muster up the courage to dancing, are in the rain.

Unafraid.

Courageous.

Brave.

Living-Life-to-the-Fullest.

Just a few words to describe the decision to find fuel and make the most of opportunities given, God gives us bravery like this. He gives us what we need to fight our battles. We may not think so – in the middle of them.

Then, one day…

It dawns on us that God can use anything – even an ugly storm, to bring about His will, demonstrate His purpose, and fill the world with His unending hope.

God can use our storms.

God can give us the strength we need.

God can help us fight like we have never fought before.

The Hardest of Fights

The hardest of fights, God can get us through – like nothing we have ever seen before.

God can.

God will.

When we choose to trust in God and give Him our troubles, He can do things that we have never seen before. This is where the truth of Ephesians 3:20 come into full effect in our lives. Not merely words. They are truth to live by.

God’s power.

God’s love.

God’s plans.

These Things…

These things are far greater than anything we could ever imagine. We just need to trust Him and stay faithful in the storm.

Keep fighting.

Keep seeking God in the midst of your storm.

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Annoucement: Starting in March

Starting the beginning of March, I am going to be careful to not exceed one post per a day. I know often, I post much more than that.

I get excited.
I want to instantly share with all of you my friends.

This is going to change beginning this new month (March 2015). I want to continue on with my “Grace” posts that I have begun for the month of February. It is only fair to begin what I started… With that said, new changes are coming up for my blog. I know I post much more than I ought to, but love to write… And often feel like I need to share – in case it helps someone else. Starting March, I am going to be using my passion for writing in a different way. You all will have to wait and see what God decides to do – since this is His space. This is His blog. The gift of writing is something He has gifted me with.

What this doesn’t mean: It doesn’t mean I am going to drop off the planet and stop blogging completely. It is just entering a new writing season, and not overwhelming my readers. So, setting a limit of no more than one post per a day.

Just wanted to give you all a “head’s up”.

Be blessed and keep seeking God’s face – daily!
– Gracefully Overcoming

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The Outcast for 2.22.15

Just a short note. The Outcast post for today has been posted. It is just a bit tricky to get to… since it has the wrong date on it. So, here is the link: Do It Again. Hope you will enjoy it. Happy Sunday, everyone! May the Lord richly bless you all.