Phillippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a child of God. I am NOT a blogger! My full time mother career started a little over 16 years ago with the birth of our first son. There was nothing I wanted more! It was wonderful. Then came son number two and then daughter….combined with a husband with a demanding work schedule and there is little time for anything else. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I would not have traded those times for the world. Oh Listen, any parent knows it is not a walk in the park and I have spent my share of time in the closet crying (maybe with or without chocolate…whatever, it has antioxidants)
When a crazy thought came to my mind a few years ago to write, I quickly wrote it off…no pun intended! I cannot write. I have not worked outside of the home for many years! My brain feels like it went to mush. I mean, we have called my husband on many ocassions with math help. So what if it was 5th grade material…it’s not my strength, ok? Then the self talk starts…who would want to read what I have to say? I don’t even have anything TO say! What if my grammar is wrong? Spelling? I can’t….
Here and there I would think about it. My tech savvy son brought it up one day. A few weeks later, my other son said, “mom, why don’t you blog?”. The kids never knew I was thinking of it. But wait, there are so many bloggers out there. The internet does not need another blog. Ugh, I don’t really even have time. Who would be interested? What if noone reads it?….on and on.
One day I heard someone on the radio say, “when God calls you to do something, YOU don’t need the strength, he’ll provide that. You just need to obey.” So, I went to my son and announced, “I am going to blog!”. Is God nudging you to do something? Take that missions trip? Adopt that child? Forgive someone? Change careers? Invite that widow to Christmas dinner? Whatever it is, there is no big or small to God. It’s all part of his beautiful plan that He is stitching together in this adventure called life. And do you know what? He wants us to be adventurous! So, will you join me??? We can do all things through Christ! It’s His strength that enables us to do everything! Even when we think our brains went to mush. Hey, who’s blogging now?!?!
God, thank you for being patient with us. Even when it takes years for us to take baby steps. We love and appreciate the gifts you give us. Thank you for your perfect strength that allows us to put thoughts into actions for your glory. Amen