I wanted to get this post out quick, while this is fresh in my mind. I’m not going to give all the details of the story behind the lesson just yet, but I will soon. I learned something BIG from God this week. You see, I have not felt peace or comfort for the past nine months. It has nothing to do with God not being there, or me turning away from God, because the truth is I have been praying at the feet of God everyday for nine whole months. No matter what I had done, changed, said, prayed, etc., I still did not have peace. I knew something was not right. God was trying to work, but so was I. In order for God to work, we absolutely have to let go, and STOP working! God always provides, but we have to realize it is on his terms, in his time. Finally, I let go and God immediately began working. If we want peace, we have to have unconditional faith. We have to trust that God has our backs. You will never be able to hear God’s calling for you life if you don’t get out of your own head, and stop telling yourself how to handle it all. After nine, VERY long months, I finally shut up and let go, and now I have incredible peace dwelling within me. Are all of our problems solved now? No way! Might we have more problems in the near future due to our stepping out in faith the way we did? Maybe. But you see…it isn’t about the worry or the unknown…it’s about the faith. Every time I finally decide to pull my control-freak self back, and let God take over, he teaches me something. This lesson is something that every Christian has heard at least a million times during their life, but for me, I needed to hear it from God.
Have a Blessed Day!
I hate to say it, but it’s that time again. School is back in session tomorrow. I am not thrilled about this at all. I am not looking forward to going back to work, nor am I thrilled to be sending my child off to school again. However, I will continue to push through and do what I need to do. I am positive that God will provide my husband the job that he has been looking for very soon, which will allow us to live the life we feel God has called us to. I know and trust that he will provide. How do you feel about sending your kid back to school for the spring semester? Happy? Sad? Relieved?
So as you pack up the backpack and lunches in the morning, just remember you are not alone. (lol) I hope everyone has a great back to school day!
As 2011 comes to a close here, I can’t help but think about all the things my family and I have gone through this year, as well as all the things we have to be thankful for. The close of 2011 marks another year down that we have been trying to have another child. We thought 2011 was going to be the year, but apparently God has other plans for us, and that’s okay with us. As much as we want to have more kids, we want it to be on God’s terms. We have faced financial difficulty this year, and recently job issues, but God always provides. It’s been tough, but certainly not as tough as many other people’s’ years have been. For that alone I am thankful. But most importantly, I am thankful for my family, my friends, my health, my family’s health, our home, our church family, and His agape love. I feel that 2012 will be a year of change for my family, and I pray that it be change for the best. I pray that God would continue to guide me and my family, to continue growing my family, and continue teaching us about his love and how to show others his love. So lets say goodbye to 2011…the good, the bad, and the ugly…and say hello to 2012, a new year full of possibility!
Happy New Year! My God bless you in the coming year!