I have had it on my mind and heart to post for awhile now. I just haven’t known what to post about, so I have put it off. A few days ago, I realized it has been a month since I last posted and I had been posting 4-5 times a month. It made me think back on the last month and come to terms with why I have been silent on my blog….
It has been a difficult month.
Molly officially moved out on May 22nd. The heat has come full force. Weiland got out of school for the summer. Marty is more attached to me than a magnet on cobalt. I’d be lying if I said that I was successfully choosing joy while keeping my eyes on Jesus.
I so want this blog to be a place of encouragement and inspiration for my readers as the waves of life hit you. I haven’t felt like I have been able to write from a place of encouragement and inspiration so I just haven’t written.
I don’t like that.
I started Kay Warren’s new book last week called “Sacred Privilege” that my super sweet and thoughtful friend, Kristen, ordered for me. Kay wrote it for pastor’s wives and it could not have come at a more perfect time. Yesterday I read a chapter talking about the importance of leading vulnerably through our brokenness and difficult seasons. It reminded me that I have always wanted to be that kind of a leader so here I am writing to all of you in the midst of a difficult season 🙂
Something that has not changed, for the first time in my walk as a Christian, is that I am still in the word daily. Journaling, listening to messages, Hillsong United’s new album on repeat, and continually conversing with Jesus. It has been so incredible to be in the midst of hardship and yet still so close to Jesus. Jesus never promises us an easy life, He just promises us to never leave us as we live our lives.
Hebrews 13:5b – “God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
What I want to commit to all of you is that I will do my best to do the following: 1. Fight frustration and depression from cabin fever brought on by the burning sun. 2. Trust Jesus every Sunday evening as I hand over Molly to her mom that He will continue to fight for her and protect her. 3. Attempt to be the best possible momma to my boys by plugging into patience and grace with Weiland as I navigate his high level of energy and ADHD as well as embrace how much Marty loves me and try to remember that these days are short lived…
What can you do with your areas of frustration? How do you spend your time? What do you listen to? What do you watch? How is your abiding in Jesus looking? The Bible is very clear that apart from Jesus we can do nothing. Abiding in Him is essential in getting us to where He wants us and were we will thrive! Where is your commitment level to being surrounded by other believers that will encourage and inspire you in your walk?
We are in this together! Please don’t try to do this life alone!
Now, hopefully I will be back more frequently than the last month! Until then…hang with Jesus, hang in church, and hang with those that make you want to be more like Jesus 🙂
Peace out 🙂