Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Challenge for you!

 

Yesterday was a horrible day. I'm not going to lie. It was one of those days where everything and everyone was getting to me in some way. I was feeling very unhappy with my job and education, I got very emotional and just wanted to cry...I worked 11 hours, then when I finally got home we recieved some news that totally bummed us out ...I was ready to just go bed, I so badly wanted the day to end.

When I got in bed I started to think that even with all my personal problems and the tough things I am being faced with, my life is good. It is SO good. I have the most amazing husband in the world, I have the sweetest pup who loves us even at our worst, and my family is nothing but supportive. I have a beautiful house over my head, food in my fridge, and atleast I am working even though it's far from ideal.

This song has been my go to song lately when I am feeling down. The lyrics fill my heart...


"You must, you must think I'm strong to give me what I'm going through.
Well, forgive me forgive me if I'm wrnog but this looks like more than I can do on my own.
I know I'm not strong enough to be everthing that I'm suppose to be I give up, I'm not strong enough....
Hands of mercy won't you cover me, Lord right now I'm asking you to be strong enough, strong enough for he both of us"

Today I am challenging myself, and you, to....

-Take the time to tell someone you love them
-Give someone a hug
-Appreciate the little things in life
-Help someone in need
-Smile at a stranger, you may be the one person to make their day
-Be thankful for all the blessings God has given you

One line of that song, which is also from the bible, that I keep close to my heart is

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things, through Christ who gives me strength."

Today I am really trying to focus on being postive, and to not dwell on the negatives in my life. I am confident in God's plan for me, and I know everything will work out in the end.

Jamie Leigh

16 Comments:

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Hard days are So rough! This is a great reminder... and I love that you turned to the Lord :) Praise him!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Love you friend and sending you a hug. We must get together soon. Bless you.

Bethany said...

I could not agree with you more.. I love Casting Crowns "east to west".. that is the song that normally gets me through tough times. :))

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I love matthew west! he is one of my favorites! Great choice of song to life you up!

xo. Britt
www.themagnoliapair.com

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Oo Jamie I'm sorry to heart things have been rough! They will get better- have faith I know God has AMAZING things in store for you :)

marie said...

Great attitude. Sometimes it just takes time to let everything sink in and figure out what we've got to do.

With faith like yours, I know everything will turn out.

Lauren said...

I had a day like this last week...I'm sorry! You're doing the right thing! Staying positive and keeping your faith in God is always the best option!

xo

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

We all have bad days girlie! Good thing we always come around and realize how good things are... :)
Glad today is a better day!

Laura said...

I love this song!

Isaiah 40:28-31
This helps me on my hard days :)

Lib at Truly His said...

I hate those days where you just want to "go to sleep" so you can start over... but love your outlook. Thanks for the challenge!

Samantha said...

Sorry you had a crappy day yesterday I think it was a theme for the day. It is so hard when it seems like everything is driving you crazy and you become mentally and physically drained. Strong Enough is such a powerful and inspirational song. Praying for you!!

Amanda said...

that is an awesome challenge girl! there are so many times if i just stop dwelling on the negatives....it changes so much in the situation!

Asha said...

I've been in the same rut as well and have been questioning a lot of things in my life but I like to think on my favorite verse...Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

p.s. - I love your list! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sending you hugs hon. I hope everything turns out okay.

Sarah said...

Hugs and thoughts your way. Chin up and keep smiling xxx

alicia said...

you have such a great attitude about things. i've definitely been feeling the same lately. hope things look up soon!