Sometimes life throws us a hardball that hits us so fast, that it sends us into a whirlwind of emotion. This often happens when we are feeling overwhelmed, and haven’t yet figured out how we are going to balance ourselves on this journey we call life. The how, when and why’s begin to feel our minds like water filling a pool. We become frustrated with the vast decisions we have to make, and that we are not quite ready to entertain. Yes. It is at this time we should do a quick examination of the underlining issues causing us this emotional BREAKDOWN!
I say this because during this time all the frustration can lead to misplaced anger, and if we’re not careful; we will find ourselves in an emotional sea of pain. It can happen quickly. Yes. All you have to do is revisit your past. Once you become self involved in the middle of ” OVERWHEMLED” the pain we’ve buried from family, friends, relationships, and so on creeps right up to your hearts door. It has happened to me on several occasions; NO JOKE! Pain seeks to surround itself in strength. It is the only way it can survive. It is why you find relationships with the woman, or man trying to save the other who has experienced great pain in their lives.
Pain clings to strength. Most people who are experiencing pain will cling to someone who is strong, and if the person of strength is not careful, they will soon find themselves drowning from the pain of someone else. That being said, it is O.k to love from a distance. If you are to gain control of your emotions, you will have too.
Loving from a distance means saying NO when it’s necessary to retain good emotional health, and feeling good about it. You need time to be you, whatever that may mean. Don’t take on extra responsibilities that will take away your personal time. When people want to shift the extra load in your direction…reject it. Will this make them upset with you…. Yes! My question to you would be, would you rather have your personal life and time, or have a selfish person upset? I choose my time, and so should you. Even Jesus found time to rest. So give yourself a BREAK.
VPM (c) 2017