This has been a rough week to say the least. Just a lot going on. However, despite the demands of this week I wanted to make time to post, because that’s what I committed to. I truly believe God had me write long FB posts, because he knew one day I’d start a blog, and commit to writing once a week, and not have time…lol 🙂 So below is a FB post that I wrote on February 7, 2018. This post sums up exactly how I’m feeling this week. One thing I don’t want to do is to paint this picture perfect image that I have everything together, because that is definitely not the case. I understand life is filled with ups and downs, and when it seems impossible I remind myself, this to shall pass. I’m trying to encourage someone, but it seems like I need some encouragement…lol. Anyway despite a crazy week I still count my blessings. Hopefully, the post below can encourage someone, somehow.
“Boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses…..so that Christ’s POWER may REST on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
We live in a time where so many posts only their best version of themselves, their picture perfect family, the height and mountains of their dreams or careers, their awesome health choices, etc. I am guilty, and it’s not intentional, but that gives a very false sense of reality. To be clear I am far from perfect. I am weak. I cry. I stress. I get anxious. I question. I doubt. I get frustrated. I want to quit. I worry and feel other people’s pain. I get exhausted. Very exhausted?. The many roles I play can wear on my spirit at times. Peacebe taking this long isn’t always a warm and fuzzy feeling. My kids aren’t always kids with character. They argue. They fight. They actually have all the same emotions I deal with at times. James and I haven’t always been who we are today. We’ve come a long way, by the grace of God. Our new family dynamic takes a lot of faith and work. Leaving our jobs on faith, has a real effect on finances. My self-care techniques are truly non-existent. I have mountains of laundry (I did get better in this area since I wrote this 🙂 ), and it’s hard for us to keep up with housework. Why am I, “boasting all the more gladly about my weaknesses?” Simply, because I truly need Christ’s power to rest on me. I need prayers for God’s strength, peace, wisdom, and joy for every role he’s called me to. In my heart I know God will get the glory, but too often I am guilty of sharing only the successes and not the struggles. Well the struggle is REAL, and so is my God. None of us are perfect, when we’re vulnerable enough to share our weaknesses we realize we are not alone. Be encouraged today. #ironsharpensiron ?????? #childofgod #wife #mom #fostermom #tired #dreamer #faith #author #family #needstrength #selfcare #helplord #iamweak #iamstrong#fullplateclub #adulting #barely?#mystrengthcomesfromthelord#moreofyou #lessofme