There are days you wake up feeling bigger than life! You are on a natural high!! Then the very next day, you wake up feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless! You may feel that if you had the strength, you would bury yourself forever. Both of these experiences are natural, normal, and to be expected. They are what we call the ups and downs, the highs and lows of life. How do we make it through these experiences without getting bruised? I wish i had know this advice earlier in life.
When you are high, be aware of the commitments and decisions you make. People who promise you the world and NEVER follow through with any of there promises make you lose trust! Discipline yourself to avoid taking on more than you can do because you feel like you can do it all. Restrain yourself, knowing that even if you remain up for the next few days, your plate may be full, your days may be scheduled. Take your time doing whatever it is your doing so that you will not be forced to redo or overdo at a later time. Do not get caught up in the high times, allowing a good feeling to motivate you to take on the things which could cause you to crash.
If on the other hand you wake up feeling low, allow yourself the luxury of the experience. Allow yourself to remember that you are human and that life goes on. It renews itself each day, offering you the opportunity to do the same.
The Message (MSG)
22-24God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.
Avoid the things you do to deny where you are. Simply be. Perhaps you need to rest. Give yourself a few days of you time, rest! After that, pick yourself up, pump yourself up, spruce yourself up in anticipation of the next wave of feeling good. I know i have questioned or dreaded the feelings of up and down that go along with living. I learned to take note of where i really am on this journey. I learned to allow myself to be where i am. Peace is my instrument to lead me and guide me. Embrace the highs and lows of life. If not for the lows of life you would never appreciate the highs!!