Thursday, July 5, 2012
It's been awhile hasn't it folks since we have seen SOD here!
For those of you that don't know what SOD is, I'll explain.
We always hear about bloom where your planted.
One day I felt the Lord lead me to SOD.
Simplify. Organize and Declutter.
To bloom where we are planted, we need SOD in our life.
Yesterday I shared THE JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS
Today I am going to share an email I received and what I wrote back to her.
Hi Angie- Thank you so much for your email yesterday! You made me smile to know you were thinking of me. I haven't even started the long email i planned on sending you. I guess now is a good time to start - lol. My life is just such a mess right now. My house is not a home and is not neat and tidy or clean - my marriage is not what i want it to be - i don't have confidence with my parenting - i have so much work to do on ME - im not happy with myself. I could write pages on each of these (House, Marriage, Parenting, Me). I'm overwhelmed - have anxiety - no energy - but want sooooo much more then what this all is bringing me, which is nothing. I feel empty - i have nothing to give. I don't know how to get myself out of this. I want so much more for my family and my children and ME! I almost feel numb. I have such a desire to be close to God - i want Him to be my everything - i want to talk to Him throughout my entire day - consulting Him in my hard times. I feel like getting close to Him is like walking up a mountain in 90 degree heat - a big struggle - but why Angela?
This is what I wrote back....
Everything you have written sweet sister is exactly what I feel. Each and every day. When I say I'm in hand to hand combat when fighting the good fight of faith, it's because of these emotions, and circumstances that I deal with each and every day. What you have written is me girl....but always remember, God is taking our mess of a life and making it His message of power and glory revealed.
What I didn't tell her but am going to share now is the answer to her question...
Anything worth fighting for is HARD!!
So your right girl when it feels like we are climbing a mountain, or for me crossing over the Red Sea.
As I've said over and over..I'm not going back.
I'm not going back to the old ways of acting, thinking and speaking.
Love believes the best.
Yes, even when everyone around doesn't believe in you, acknowledge you or encourage you.
From Streams in the Desert:
"Are you experiencing at time of sorrow? This is My doing.I am a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering (Isa. 53:3). I have allowed your earthly comforters to fail you so that by turning to Me, you may receive 'eternal encouragement and good hope. (2 Thess. 2:16)
Sometimes you need to embrace that pain and walk it through.
Your not alone though, even though it may look like it.