Thursday, April 24, 2014

Live Life More Fully

It has been a while since my last blog post. A LOT has happened since September. I'll try to write about more of it at some point, but this post has to do with something I've learned.

Sometimes we have to do things that make us feel uncomfortable in order to live life more fully.

I struggle with a lot of fears and self-doubt, but I've tried not to let them control my life as much lately in some ways.

Here's an example:
I recently had an opportunity to go out of town and spend time with someone I've dated and his children. So many of my fears and a lot of self-doubt surrounded the situation. I had a decision to make... go or stay home. I cried as I talked to my mom about it. I could either fight through fears/doubt and spend time with this guy and his children and live life more fully OR I could allow OCD to control my life and stay home and miss out on so much.

Sometimes we have to do things that make us feel uncomfortable in order to live life more fully.

I decided to go. 

It wasn't easy in many ways, but that weekend was such a blessing to me. I am so thankful. 

Everytime I choose not to allow my OCD to control me, the chain is broken and I experience freedom. 

I still go back and forth between freedom and captivity in regards to my OCD. But, thanks to God, I've been experiencing more freedom over the past 6 months or so than I had in a very long time.

Photo credit: Sandi Krakowski

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the health field. I am not an expert in anything faith-related, nor do I work in a faith-related area. The things I write are things I've learned and/or things I believe. I learned them from sermons, Bible teacher(s), Bible study, life, and/or etc. I take things I've learned and see how I believe they could be applied to OCD based on my experiences, etc. with OCD. I am not saying to use any of the things on this blog as treatment. Maybe you'll find some things in my blog posts to help you on top of whatever treatment method(s) you have chosen/choose to use or not use for your OCD, but you do so at your own risk. I am not responsible for any of your choices, actions, decisions. I am not responsible for any of your results, nor your lack of results. I have read something similar or the same as this in the past from a Bible teacher: If anything I ever write doesn't line up with God's Word, please throw it out. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you found the strength to go out and live life fully. I find for myself a challenging balance - on the one hand pushing myself to live fully - on the other hand recognizing and accepting my limitations. If I push too hard I end up a mess for multiple you experience this struggle?