Truth be told, nobody wants to be miserable (that’s why God created blueberry muffins!), but if you find yourself doing any of these five things, you just may just find yourself at misery’s door in a hurry.
1) Compare yourself to other people. Do you carry around a yardstick and measure yourself up against everyone around you? Taking mental notes as to whether you are as smart, pretty, funny, and talented as they are? When we feel on top of our competition we feel great, but then we are thrown off balance when we find ourselves not measuring up.
If you’re always looking for it, there will always be someone prettier, smarter, and more interesting. The sooner we see that whatever we focus on we will find, the happier we will be. Galatians 1:10 – “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ”.
2) If you are selfish. When you don’t share your knowledge, your time, recipes, money, ideas, you get the picture. This scripture in Luke will make you want to run out and bless someone today! Luke 6:38 –“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
3) Care about what everyone thinks about you. Does your self-esteem teeter on what everyone thinks about you at any given moment? The truth is most people are not even thinking about you because they are so focused on themselves. People can be fickle, and they have the ability to change how they feel about any person or situation several times in a matter of minutes. Again aim to please God and not man in order to have a healthy sense of self.
4) Expect everyone to like you, and if they don’t, try to figure out what may be wrong with you. But instead of that mind game, assume that people that think you are fantastic. I taught my son this very early in life. If someone doesn’t want to be his friend he says “they are in my 10%, moving on” and it doesn’t damage his self-worth. I wish I was armed with this information when I was younger.
5) When you cannot forgive others. Not only does unforgiveness affect our relationship with God, but science is proving it to be detrimental to our health as well. According to Johns Hopkins Medical, a study revealed that forgiveness can lower your chances of heart attack, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. Ephesians 4:31-32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Now on to these delicious blueberry muffins.
They are sugar-free (except for the berries) and gluten-free as well. Enjoy, and check out more recipes and health tips at www.eatpraygetwell.com
- Fresh organic blueberries
- 2½ tbsp lightly salted organic butter
- ¼ cup xylitol or monk fruit
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ⅛ cup almond flour
- ⅛ cup tapioca flour
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place cupcake holders inside cupcake tray
- Mix all dry ingredients in a medium size bowl
- Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl
- Combine wet and dry ingredients
- Add ¾ of the blueberries to the mix and stir gently
- Using a spoon fill the cup cake holders ¾ way full
- Add some blueberries to the top of your muffins
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes (or when toothpick comes out clean)
- Let muffins cool for 30 minutes before eating
- Makes 6 muffins
Viola! Enjoy these delicious sugar-free blueberry muffins!
Erin’s book can be found here -A Journey from Chronic Illness, Brokenness & Junk Food Junkie to Wholeness & Wellness. If you suffer from autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, candida, food allergies, acid reflux, depression, and more…this book is an eye-opener! This is not your grandmother’s cookbook.
In Eat Pray Get Well, Erin invites you into her journey from a childhood filled with rejection and emotional abuse to chronic illness into her adult years. She shares how God used both of these debilitating tragedies to reveal His grace, healing, and blessings in unimaginable ways. Eat Pray Get Well is entertaining, inspiring, and most of all will help you gain the tools needed to help heal your body and soul. All recipes are free of gluten, wheat yeast, processed sugars, peanuts, and follow the Kaufmann diet.
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