Tell it Tuesday w/B.Parker: Are You Happy in 2016 or Nah?

Have you ever had a period in your life where you were truly happy, but didn’t really know why?

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Right now I can say that for the first time in a really long time I am truly happy. I am content at where my life is. I’m at peace with the people that have stayed in my life, and the ones that have not.

I am excited for each day. For the first time in a really long time I am genuinely happy.

I used to be so anxious. Anxious about many things.

School. Work. The future. Who my friends were. My family. Just life in general.

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A few weeks ago something changed. I finally stopped acting like I had it all together. I stopped pretending like I am okay. I stopped pretending like I knew what was best for me.

I finally surrendered every ounce of fear, anxiety, and loneliness, over to God.

I knew what I wanted in life. I knew exactly where I wanted to be, and who I wanted to be with, and for the firs time I allowed God to be in control. I put my full trust in Him.

And it hasn’t been the same since.

I have seen things happen that never would have happened before.

I stopped worrying, and started praying. Every single day I would pray the same prayer. I would give over those worries to God. I would literally lay everything down at the foot of the cross. Every ounce of every fear. Every ounce of every anxiety. Everything.

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I am so grateful for God not turning me away. I am so thankful for God being there when I thought I had no one to talk to. Late at night when I desperately needed to tell someone something, He was there listening.

I finally stopped putting my trust in others, and started putting it in Him.

And I’m so glad I did.

The struggles you are facing are hard, I know that. You’re scared, and you have no idea where to turn.

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Laying everything down at His feet is the best place to start.

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Yours Truly,

Brittany Parker

Founder of Steppingondandelions.com

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