When Things Are Going Good: But You Feel Like Your Anticipating the “Other Foot” to Drop!
Your a busy mama.
You’ve got lots to do.
But there are moments and days that everything seems to click together and the world seems alright on it’s axis.
You are smiling more.
You had that opportunity to play with your kids.
You’ve even had a bonding moment with them more than once.
At the end of the day everyone went to bed well and were sleeping on “time”.
There are these rare moments, or even (gasp!) days that are like this on this incredible journey of motherhood.
I’ve had a similar week like this, this past week. The older kids were home from school with yet another snow day (and hopefully the last) , plus this past four day Easter week-end. It should have been a mess of four cabin-fever-crazy kids and a busy mom, but it wasn’t. And yet there I was, with my heart, thinking,
“There is no way this is going to last, something bad is going to happen.”
Whoa! Wait, what? Did I really just say that in my heart?! Here my children were happily playing together and I was thinking “When is this going to head south?”
1. Acceptance: Thinking that “Something bad is going to happen” is a waste of my time and energy. Because it’s true! Something wrong will happen.
The optimists in me hates that this is even written, but it’s true. Whether you are a Christian or not, we live in a world that is not perfect and good/bad things happen to everyone.
And guess what?!
You CAN’T stop it!
So when I accept that good thing will be written in the story of my life along with the struggles, I will enjoy those bright moments even more because they are precious BECAUSE they are numbered.
2. Belief: If I believed that life began and ended at point #1. I would either be A: really depressed or B: seizing the “good” life while I was still living. Fortunately as Christian, I believe that when I place my life in God’s hands I don’t need either extremes. I can simply have confidence in Him and just LIVE. Sounds way to simple right?!
Trust in God. Way too simple.
And yet, any seasoned Christian will tell you these three little words, could possibly be the hardest to live by in your life.
Trust Him with your carefully laid out plans. Hold open your hand with your child’s future in it. Accept His will above your own. It’s painfully that hard, yet simple. This is a verse I’m trying to memorize this week.
1 Corithanians 2 : 9-10 “However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear had heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” NIV
Challenge for this week: Memorize this verse or a verse that speaks BELIEF into your life!
3. Confidence: As the end of this verse talks about “The Spirit” (Holy Spirit), and how God can reveal His will for our lives through His Spirit…
I’m no Bible scholar, but I do know that when I feel distance and separate from my husband, it’s usually because we haven’t communicated in a while. REALLY, communicated. Similarly with God, we need communication with Him.
If your having trouble developing that daily devotional habit. (And lets be honest… who HASN’T let this habit slide?!)
I’ve found tools like; First 5 app by Proverbs 31 Ministries to be helpful. Daily devotions is the perfect way to be enlighten to the will of God for our lives. It’s not new. It’s there in the Bible waiting for us to uncover each truth for ourselves.
Soon we’ll be living and breathing confidence in our day. On the days that really suck, and the days that are awesome, and all days in between!
So I will continue to work hard on those three little words. I know you will too!
TIG (Trust in God)
By: Sharon Schuler