So… Today after being in “controlled chaos” within a swarm of hypersensitive, hormonal, vocal eighth graders (and overtly frustrated teachers), I realized that God showed me a view of my life.

I DO NOT FUNCTION at my best during chaos. Because I have been in some crazy experiences, my brain continues to function, think things through, and I react quickly. YAY! That’s good right? It would be if it didn’t come with grumbling, side comments, and well…. I don’t hold back how I really feel.

The Bible reminds me that only a fools speaks their mind (Proverbs 29:11), so it is wise to pray that The Lord guide my thoughts and speech. The truth is, life isn’t chaos free. It just so happens to be a part of the valley experiences that come with breathing.

Today I saw just how unkempt I am during mental clutter. When too much is going on, thinking is scattered like a strobe light. It signals a clean up on aisle 8. New beginning. Start with the one thing you can control, your thoughts. Slower breathing. Deeper reflection. Immediate action.

It’s not that we ask God to stop the chaos. We ask Him to custom fit us. Make US better.

Love you from a place of deep breathing and kitchen cleaning. 😉

Ivy Out


By Andonnia

I am the King's daughter. I am my parents' daughter, a godmother, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a soror, a listener, a hearer & doer, a philanthroservant, a writer, a student, a teacher, a live-right enthusiast, a fail forward live-er, a business woman, a woman after God's heart! ~iLove~

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