Emphasis

I often put too much emphasis on the externals. What is happening around me. What I look like. How heavy I am. The things I’ve done wrong in my life and how I can never redeem that time.

I struggle with depression from time to time. Thankfully, it’s not bad enough to have to take medication any more, but I get the blues too often. When I find myself in that place, the dark and negative thoughts take captive in my mind and the emphasis is placed on what’s not going right, what I don’t have, what I don’t feel like doing.

I want to live life full, overflowing to the brim, the way God intended. In order to stay in that place, what I focus on or what I place emphasis on has to change. Even on those days when I am not feeling my best emotionally I can make a decision to find something positive to dwell on — I am healthy, my children love and serve the Lord, I have a job that I love, we have everything we need.

Even on those days when I am not feeling my best emotionally I can make a decision to find something positive to dwell on

Today I am making a decision to focus on the good in my life. Perhaps I will begin counting the gifts God has given to me again here in this space. It was always a great way to put emphasis on all that I have to be thankful for.

3 thoughts on “Emphasis

  1. Gayl

    It really is so easy to put the emphasis on what’s right in front of us, isn’t it? And sometimes it can bring us down, especially when we forget to focus on God and what He has done. Thanks for the reminder and the encouragement, Barbie. Blessings to you!

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  2. Carrie Ann Golden

    The way this world is currently, it’s easy to fall in that dark space. I too battle with depression and anxiety and it’s a daily battle for me to not let fears overwhelm me. I have to remind myself each time that God is in control, and to cast all my worries on Him rather than continue to carry around with me.

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