In spite of how I feel

I feel I am being constantly reminded that I must move forward with positivity in spite of my feelings. Over the last few weeks I have felt defeated by stress and anxiety (mild), but God has been reminding me that feeling emotions is ok. It’s ok to be stressed, anxious, mad, and furious, but it is NOT OK to let those emotions control us and the way we live our lives. 

Emotions are normal and healthy. If we suppress them, we can run into problems both mentally and physically. We need to find a healthy way to express them and be able to move forward afterwards. It’s not alright for me to feel overwhelmed and instantly give up. However, I can be overwhelmed but express my feeling to those around me so I can continue to move forward. 

It is important for us to not beat ourselves up when we get upset or sad. It’s normal. It’s alright. Just don’t let it take over.