A Case Of The Crazies

I’ve had way too many 'bad' days lately. And I’m sick of it. Literally. This whole gluten-free living thing has been an exhausting roller coaster of crazy. Just because a large manufacturer says a product is gluten-free, doesn’t mean it truly is. There are no FDA standards regulating gluten right now. I can only take companies at face value that when they say “gluten free” they mean it. And I’m continuously disappointed. And sick.

normal is over rated.
 
I had a mini nervous breakdown at the grocery store the other day. FIVE HOURS on a grocery trip that would normally last 30 minutes. My feet were killing me. My cart was barely filled. I was hungry and overwhelmed. Then the "crazies" kicked in. I bawled right there in the middle of the cereal aisle. I was a soggy sight for sore eyes.

Ever have days like that? Where you just want to give up. Throw in the towel. Hide from all of life’s interruptions. Or better yet, remain curled up in bed with a blanket and a good book.

Well, I have news for you. Forest Gump said it best when he coined his infamous “Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what ya gonna get.”

In those insanity filled moments of life we need to take a deep breath. Grab a chocolate bar and avoid the crazies. After all, maybe the craziness in life actually has a purpose.

My God is far bigger than my tiny problems. He’s bigger than my insecurities. Larger than my gluten-filled crazy moments. He has a plan. So maybe I should start looking at these current obstacles as opportunities. You know, the kind that can turn my life around? Maybe I’ll be healthier. My family will eat better food. We will live longer lives. Lives that can truly make a difference for His kingdom.

Is there anything that you're struggling with today? Are you suffering from a case of the crazies? Maybe you’re better off giving it up to God and letting Him lead the way. Let Him navigate you through the aisles of life. Just grab a big ol’ chocolate bar and hang on for the ride!

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11 comments:

  1. Molly Werthers 8)8:01 PM

    Love this Nicki! My life has been a whole pile of crazy lately and I just need to remember to breathe and let Him lead. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  2. Kristen Brody8:28 PM

    Loved this Nikki, you are quite the writer :) I look forward to reading more of your works of art soon! Thanks for the reminder that we are all human and our God is bigger and greater than anything that is troubling our minds. God truly does have a plan for all of us, it's always nice to be reminded of that. Thanks again and God Bless!

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    1. Bless you dear Kristen for your kind words of encouragement! Our God is an awesome God indeed. It is truly in those crazy moments that He reminds us just how much we need Him! :)

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  3. Atta girl Nicki! That's telling it like it is! Sometimes ya just gotta hang on! Funny, when you look back at those times you realize God was really doin' the hangin' on!

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    1. No kidding Duane! I feel like I'm hanging by a thread most days, but I know God will catch me when/if I fall! Thanks for visiting and for your encouragement. :)

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  4. What a great pep talk; full of honesty and truth! Keep the Faith!

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    1. Thanks for the kinds words Karin! :)

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  5. My sweet friend, Nicki, I can't thank you enough for your open heart for God. You have no idea how much of an encouragement your words were for me tonight. GRATITUDE... in ALL situations... it's a feat on normal days, but when we're facing the "crazies" of life, it feels like a climb up freaking Mount Everest sometimes, doesn't it?
    Hang in there, girlfriend. Keep your eyes focused up high and let God carry you through the rough times. It's a much more enjoyable ride when you're looking at life from up high on our Daddy's shoulders <3

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  6. Sweet Becca, thanks for your visit. I know you have been facing some incredibly challenging times of late. Just remember, you aren't going through the "crazies" alone girlfriend. We will all climb Mt. Everest together! Praying that you will find rest and reassurance in your Heavenly Father's arms! :)

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  7. thanks for your honesty. I think we all have those moments, maybe even seasons in our lives filled with the crazies. Thank you also for linking up with us at NOBH. Every blessing, Kelly

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Kelly! I am looking forward to more fun moments with NOBH. Blessings to you, Nicki

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