Sometimes there are just weeks when I think - really Lord are you sure you intended for me to have 8 children 11 and under? For real??? I have to also be honest in saying it wasn't entirely my children's fault- I failed! You know I gave in .....tried to do something a little easier. It didn't happen all at once, but over time I told myself those things that I was doing were too hard. I wanted a break and took the easy route option.
Well, I am here to tell you this kind of thing comes back to bite you. I have had to really reflect, and really listen to God. I had to tell Him....I am sorry. These are the treasures you meant for me. Yes, I know they have a lot of needs.....but instead of taking care of those needs I chose to ignore them pretending that they would go away. BUT they didn't.
So after my deep conversations with God. I sought His advice and really felt Him wrap His UNFAILING ARMS AROUND ME and say....start over. This next week start over doing the things you know you need to do. Give the time, put in the effort, and GIVE IT YOUR ALL!!!
OUCH! But....I have to say even after my realization I still didn't want to do it. I know I have to. I know I need to. I know I should, but my flesh says- NO!
So what do you do......you allow your Spirit to lead your Body! You have to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and say - GET IT DONE! There is no time for bad attitudes when it comes to the mission God has given you. You have to plug away and say - I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength!
So that is what I am doing. I am choosing to see God's Plan for me....walking in Faith knowing HE will get me through. Sometimes it is not all roses, candy, and fun. BUT it is HIS WILL!
Praying this week you will take courage and hang in there. Lean on God for HIS STRENGTH TO GET YOU THROUGH!