When Maturity Has A New Definition

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You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in You,
all whose thoughts are fixed on You!

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

*This post is totally female specific. If you’re a guy reading this, pass it along to that woman in your life that could benefit in this “sisterhood”!

There’s a new word that has been trying to define me for almost two years now.

I hear that it comes as a biological occurrence and as women, eh hmmm, “mature”.

That word for me right now is “perimenopause”, which I know that in a few short years will drop the “peri” and will be the arrival of a new season!

I have an inkling that many of my readers have grown up with me on this blog and are starting this journey of maturing.

I’m ready to embrace the changes, but I’ve heard those stories of women turning into emotionally unstable, and unpredictable messes!

What I determined several years ago was to not be caught in that trap.
My family & friends know me as the “cool, calm, and collected” one. Emotional stability could be my middle name!
I didn’t/don’t want to disappoint and be all outside my character.

…and then it happened!
I was like, “who is this woman and who let her up in here?”
 

My mind and emotions told me things like, “we refuse to cooperate today.” and “are you seriously trying to focus on something right now?”

And then there was the audacious dialog that the enemy, the father of lies, tried to throw in the mix, “You don’t have what it takes to do this.” and, “You should feel sorry for yourself.”

Hold up! I don’t allow this kind of self-talk!

It’s bad enough to speak this way to myself on a “normal” day, but compound that with changing hormones and its a recipe for a couple days of baking the cake for that party I’m about to walk into!
It’s time for a take-back!

“Your power is in the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, and the Word of God. Ask God to give you discernment of the lies of the devil.” – Joyce Meyer

There are a few ways I’m choosing to use in times of negative self-talk, “the blues”,  and night sweats.

  • * The WORD of God
    * Asking the Holy Spirit to help level me out
    * Shutting down the inner negative talk
    * Talking with women that are maturing also
    * Taking the time for self-care
    * Daily supplements
  • * Other resources that I read or listen to

 

What is it that I want most out of this change? A stable mind and peace in my spirit!

By definition, stability is:

The state or quality of being stable, especially:

a. Resistance to change, deterioration, or displacement.

b. Constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness.

c. Reliability; dependability.
(source)

 

Some Scripture that I’m finding helpful (totally NOT an exhaustive list!)

* Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23
* Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
* Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. Proverbs 16:32
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So letting you sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
Roman 8:6
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Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23

 

If you’re going THROUGH this, I want us to lock arms and do it together!
Let’s do some Scripture hunting!
Give me some key words and verses on what that Bible says about having a stable mind and being emotionally stable.
Share your wisdom!

I’ve included resources that I’m finding helpful and encouraging (affiliate links)!
Share your resources also!

  

 

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Living to Worship Him,
Kela

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