Sometimes you have no control over what happens in your life. Sometimes you are blindsided by the little things. Letting go of these interruptions, worries and cares can relieve the pressure from within. So, the kids are fighting, your husband is late for work and you get blamed for his alarm not going off! The Dog chewed your shoe and you spilt your coffee on your new carpet. Let it go! Release your cares to your Heavenly Father. Is it easy, absolutely not! By giving up these cares, you allow Him to carry the burden your shoulders were never meant to carry. Let go in love and watch as your Heavenly Father moves on your behalf. I learned this early in my married life, was it hard yes! Did I always do it when I needed to, no. By letting go of the things I could not control, and working on the things I can, helped me to have peace. It then allowed Him to work on my husband. Remember a closed hand holds on and open hand releases to allow freedom.
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Children add to the family dynamics. When you bring a child into your family it can be a challenge. Not only did you adjust as a couple, but now you have a helpless individual in your care as well. They now control your world! They tell you when to eat, sleep, and relax. They have a schedule all their own and they are an extension of your love. They are a gift from the Lord for a short time to watch over and care for. Your job as a parent is life altering. You create a safe place for them, full of love, joy, tenderness, and safety. Speaking into their live that first few years is so important. Pray for them, love them, hug, them, and be with them. Your love as a father and mother is the beginning of their journey to success or failure. Choose Love, Choose Life, Chose your Child!
“Behold children are a heritage from the Lord… Happy is the man whose quiver is full.” Psalm 127:3-5
Families are messy. Living with another person is difficult. When you enter a relationship, you are combining two lives, minds and individual personalities. Each with their own unreal expectations for the other. Our purpose is to prefer the other above ourselves. Laying aside our own agendas, wants and needs to take care of the other. Setting aside yourself to be what your significant other needs. By washing their feet and meeting them in their hurts and wounds, brings heling to them. They in return will meet your needs. I am not saying be a doormat but serve out of a heart of love. Choose the path less traveled. Talk to your heavenly Father and tell Him what is in your heart. Love as He loves you. Meet them t their deepest need and they will meet you. Choose Love.
Do not let the little things in life control you or ruin your day. Plans change, events happen, unexpected challenges occur. If you are anything like me, you have your best set plans laid out and then life happens. Someone may get sick, sporting events change, or your spouse just happens to come up with a better idea! Try to go with the flow of things. If your plan “A” doesn’t happen then let plan “B” work. I have learned through the years the best plans have a flaw, me! Go with the flow and embrace the time you have with your children. Tomorrow is another day with new challenges. Enjoy the moment and make some memories.
Enjoy your life’s Journey
Through my blog I hope to share Godly wisdom that I have learned through the years. I have been married for 32 years and have raised three wonderful children. Two of which are married and one is engaged to be married next year. My husband is a retired teacher and now a partner with his brother in a new business . I am still currently employed at the local high school. I have also been a class advisor to the junior and senior classes for the past ten years.
This is where my heart hurts for the youth of today. Daily I see many young men and young ladies struggling with choices they make to be accepted by their peers. Many do not have positive home lives or come from single family homes with a working parent struggling to make ends meet. They work hard to provide and find themselves sinking deeper into despair.
My hope is that I can share my life’s experiences and lessons I have learned with other parents and families. I do not promise that everyone’s life will be a bed of roses, but maybe we can pull out some weeds before they get overgrown. Every family is a garden full of potential. Every child is destined for greatness! They have a purpose, a plan, and a destiny. Every family , no matter the size, needs others to come along side to bring comfort and hope. Together we can make a difference.