Who am I really? Who are you? What are you doing with your life? Do you love it?
These are all questions that I have been rolling around, on and through lately! They have been brought up daily in thought, reading and living. I am beginning to find answers to them all and complete the picture into something beautiful.
Galatians 5:26 in the Message says, ..we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better or another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.
I came across this verse this morning and it spoke volumes to me! Lately, some things have been hard transitions for me because they were originals. I always said I didn’t care what others thought with my mouth but actions displayed otherwise. Doing what God wants for me and not what the world wants took some getting used to, it’s more of the freedom I have been talking about this week!
To homeschool, to live in a camper, to write on a blog, to move into my parents house!
These are all choices that I have, encountered over the last year or so, as we approached each one I/we prayed about them and begrudgingly moved in God’s direction. I wish I could say we did each one with happy hearts but that is not true. However, with each move in His direction they did get easier and the result is a more fulfilling life than we could have imagined.
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but we are all originals. God didn’t create us to be like others, we are to stand apart. We don’t have to follow a mold that has been set out in front of us to do it like everyone else.
My life doesn’t look like many and I have never been happier, my marriage has never been more blessed and joyful and our kids get to go through unique experiences that have been set in front of them because of our obedience.
It’s not all perfect, I just cleaned up pee off the already awkward camper bathroom floor while I have been typing this post. (According to our 7-year-old it was an emergency so he could finish his business in there) I have learned living with 3 males that I will also do this forever. 😉 With that being said, every circumstance is not always going to be the perfect setting, how you handle them is what makes all the difference. I could have let his 57 interruptions aggravate me and decide to finish this later, but I decided to put it down, satisfy him and come back to finish what is on my heart. There definitely was a time that I would have let that deter me from what God was calling me to do, not anymore!!!
I just want to encourage you to step out in faith today, every detail does not have to be perfectly in order. Start today!!!!
I have owned the domain to this blog since January, too afraid to put myself out there and share what God has layed on my heart. However, I stepped out on Monday with something that I couldn’t contain and He is blessing it!
I am pressing into Him and He is filling me with a joy I can’t contain! All I am doing is saying, YES! Try it, what do you have to lose?
I hope your challenge is going great! It is definitely something I have to keep a close eye on, I can start to stay something before I realize it! I am going to let this challenge be something to grow on for sure, I hope you will too!
Praying your week continues to be blessed and you are a blessing to those you encounter today!