Monday, August 25, 2008

What keeps me going?

What keeps me going? A J-land friend of mine had compared herself to the pink bunny who kept going and going. I liked that comparison. I am like that as well. I dont know how I do it sometimes. This morning after i had wrote in my journal the first time, I laid down for awhile and I feel asleep. I didnt get up until 12:00 noon. I was so mad aty myself. Right now I am fighting to go back to bed because it is very cool outside. I feel like rolling up in my blankets and sleeping. When I woke back up my hip hurt so bad and froze up. It took me 15 minutes to get out of bed. The dogs were just looking at me like "come on mom we have to go to the bathroom" That was awful. Tht has happened to me before a few times.

What keeps me going? My kids and my pets. I know that no matter how bad my day is or how bad things are in general, they rely on me to keep going. I may not have money and things to give them but I do show them that thier mother isnt a quitter. I may have my days where i lay in bed and cry. I may have my days where i feel like things are hopeless but i pull myself out of it and keep going.

What keeps me going? I know that somehow I have managed to get myself through things that at the time i thought was impossible. This situation will be no different than before. It will only make me stronger. Today I feel strong. Tomrrow I might feel weak. But when push comes to shove, I will make it through.

What keeps me going? Knowing that God is with me through the good and the bad. He will give me strenghth when i need it. He will help me to accomplish what I need to accomplish for my family. I know he will be there with me when I make a good decision or a mistake. He will help me to bring out the best in me in the worst times. I came accross this Bible verses that inspired me to write this. I havent written so clearly in a long time. I read this over and asked myself, "dd i actually write this?" This is the first time i have thought clearly about my life in a long time. I dont know how long it will last but I thank God for the time i have.

Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty.

Jeremiah 15:16 NLT

I will write down these things as a testimony of what the Lord will do. I will entrust it to my disciples, who will pass it down to future generations.
Isaiah 8:16 NLT

For I have stayed in God's paths; I have followed his ways and not turned aside. I have not departed from his commands but have treasured his word in my heart.
Job 23:11-12 NLT

What keeps you going?



salemslot9 said...

my John
Salem the kitteh

rjsisti said...

I'm proud of you!  You will always keep going when the going gets rough!  God will always be with you.

Hugs, Rose

bojgill4375 said...

If you didn't get much sleep, then you needed the sleep! I am not near as lazy as my husband seems to think. I work longer hours than he does and sometimes can not sleep at night. There are times when I think I am more tough than him!! lol

Having faith in God keeps me going. I don't have much faith in a lot of people... sorry but the way I now feel in my life. I have been hurt very much by the ones that I love. The Lord has taught me to put the hurt, anger, revenge, remembering, and finally accepting myself for what I am. I am who I am no matter how hard I try to be someone else. I have to also please myself in my actions; for I am responsable for the actions that I take. God knew me before and after I accepted Jesus Christ into my life... He accepted me just as I was. God knows what I can be and not be. He is my father, for I was made in His image. The blood of Jesus Christ made me His child when I accepted Jesus. Nothing in heaven and earth can take me from His hand. He knows the day that He will have me depart from this world and all things of this world shall pass away for me.  I will be made whole, no sickness, tears, or fears.  This is His promise to me and anyone else who accepts His son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior.

Hope you can accomplish all that you want today Christine. You are in my prayers.  Hugs, Janie

fieldpixie272 said...

taking a nap is not a terrible thing, its a good thing because how can you function if you are exhausted.  Some days a nap is in order.

Well, what keeps me going is never looking back, trusting in my judgement, always imagining that good will happen and if bad happens, letting it quickly pass me by.

I can see more good than bad in my life anymore, and I know I am lucky.  I dont mean lucky to HAVE things or anything like that.  I mean I am lucky to SEE the good things.  Many people struggle with this and I know it can be difficult to imagine that anything good can come out of certain challenging situations.  But that is why God gave us our imaginations.  Creativity and Imagination will serve you better than any dollar amount you will ever receive.  Imagination is the preview of your life.  If you can imagine it, you will achieve it.  You wont achieve it, if you believe it to be out of your reach.

luvrte66 said...

Christine, you have great perserverance, and that's a wonderful quality. I think remembering that we've been in tough situations before and made it through really helps us get a handle on things.

Hugs, Beth said...

the sun in my face... the sound of my kids laughter... and knowing that I am loved are just a few of the things that keep me going... hope you have a great week... take care...

dbdacoba said...

Dear Christine, things are going to get better for you.  I know they are.   D

barbpinion said...

What keeps me going is HOPE. God is faithful, His word the one constant in my life. Keeping you and yours in prayer always.