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"It's Ok to Feel What You Feel"

The truth is, it is okay to feel what you feel.

Giving yourself permission to allow your emotions to flow is human and absolutely necessary. If you've been struggling with finding the words to describe your emotions, remember....

"this too shall pass, but in the meantime...it's okay to feel what you feel" Lately I've found myself asking others questions like, "Is it wrong for me to feel___________?

AND Am I wrong for feeling like____________________? After taking a minute to coach myself back from the realities of Imposter Syndrome, I realize that.......... I do not need permission to express my feelings, and regardless of the circumstances, my feelings are mine.

If you've found yourself feeling anything like I've been feeling lately, take a moment, close your eyes, and exhale.



Romans 5:3-5 in The Message Bible says...



There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged.

Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Trouble is such a loaded word, and there is nothing fun about it. I don't know about you, but my excitement level about experiencing trouble is pretty much non-existent.

Facing trouble is often painful, isolating and just hard.

HOWEVER

I want to challenge you to consider trouble as an opportunity for you to build your muscle for self-awareness.

Trouble is often a trigger that alerts us to be a little more patient with ourselves, and to get the extra support that we need to get through the situation.

When you honestly acknowledge the presence of your painful feelings that are associated with the troubles that you experience, you can create an honest space of reflection, which allows you to move forward in peace.

This is my prayer for you....

May all the things that weigh heavy on your heart be lifted....

May all the things that trouble you, bring you gladness......

May all the things that make you doubt how amazing you are, vanish....

Be encouraged.

Let's make this a great week.

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