After the wedding day there is marriage! During our wedding planning, I had wise mentors pouring into me. They shared that the wedding is “one day”. This really lightened my load for the day, since I had been mentally preparing for the marriage.
Boy was I in for a treat….growing is such a HUGE part of this season – learning a load of information about who I am married to is fun and challenging at times. However, I would not change a single thing in the last month and a half. Michael is my best friend, my training partner, my sprint mate, my chef, and my fur-baby walking buddy.
During this season I have been blessed to experience a new town – which has added to my work commute. Fortunately, I didn’t let this minor obstacle hinder my spirit. I poured into listening to audio books which I have appreciated on my 1 hour, 10 minute drive to Bakersfield; sometimes, it is an hour and 30 minute drive home. The drive has become a sense of calm and quite relaxing – sometimes I make calls to catch up with my family and friends or I pray.
The audio books I have been able to enjoy are mostly by Joyce Meyer – Battlefield of the Mind, Get Your Hopes Up!, Living Courageously, and currently The Mind Connection. Each book has really been my answer for what I was or am going through. I know God led me to them on purpose. Sometimes I dwell in self pity, compare myself, dwell on the past and so much more. I am a work in progress, but one area I really am putting my energy towards is my thoughts. If I stop the bad thought it will not have any room to grow. It will just disappear so to speak. I love the idea of it disappearing! 🙂
I’ll share more in my next post on why these books have encouraged me.