bbd, how it was handled
My last bbd did not start out so well.
On bbd’s you have two choices–you can wallow or you can work it out.
At first, I chose to wallow. With no fight left in me, I put in a Jane Austen flick. Ladies, I do not recommend Jane Austen on bbd’s! No good can come from it! And no good came from it. Although I do enjoying watching Ms. Elinor Dashwood and Mr. Edward Ferrars’ love story, it does not lend itself as wisdom to a lady singleton in 2010. It is just a movie after all.
It wasn’t until I was at church later that evening that I decided it was time to stop feeling sorry for myself and realized there are a lot of good things I still possess. And while concentrating on the things I have yet to receive is the much easier, and more natural, thing to do, it was time for me to start being thankful.
At first I couldn’t think of anything to say “thank you” for, so I started singing praise songs and it became easier to see the goodness God has given me.
Did you read that…it became easier. Working your way out of a bbd is no easy task. Choosing to focus on good rather than wallow in wanting is not easily accomplished. You have to determine good days are worth fighting for. Once you’ve made this decision, it will become easier.
Towards the end of the church service, a simple prayer was said. It will become my prayer when the next bbd comes along.
”Lord, if I cannot receive freedom from this, then give me freedom in it.”