“Every person’s story matters. Because God’s story of love is being told one life at a time.” –Pastor Chris Philbeck
Our church recently asked us to share our “Overcoming” story via a 3 minute video.
I’m sharing it here because it matters. It matters to someone else out there.
Now, it is very hard to connect my story to someone else’s in 3 minutes…I had to write it out and edit, edit, edit. But I think it is worth sharing here.
Life is not easy, but sometimes we get in our own way. Or we get in God’s way. I struggled with feeling overwhelmed and too busy and it affected me mentally and physically. My daily life and how I was living and spending my time was affecting how I treated my loved ones, and how much time I could give them. And really, my quality of life. I felt old and so tired.
Listening and hearing what God wants for you is one of the most difficult things in our Christian walk. It is…sanctification of our souls. It is humbling. It is hard. It takes time. A lot of time. This video says “5 years ago” I started dealing with this. Only this year have I felt I’ve moved through all the changes that were needed, over time, to get to this place of healing and new life. I’m not sugar coating it. But as difficult it is to put my own selfish desires aside, I am better for it every day. It is, I feel, a little of what it truly feels like to take up my cross and follow Him.
It might not be fun. I might not feel fulfilled. I may not feel “successful”. I am not a big fish in any pond. I might still crave more. This is humanness, and especially today’s culture.
But it is worth it to persevere. I know I am doing what God gave me to do. And now I am doing that well. I can see the difference in me and in how it changes the people around me as well. I have to keep telling myself that too. Because if you know me, you know I have so many things to busy myself (distract myself) with.
I have so much more to say. But I’ll hope this was enough.
Less of me, more of You.
Hey Hot Mess Mom.
I know you are tired, overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed.
Come unto me.
Leave whatever you are depending on…what holds you together…what you turn to.
Come unto me.
I know where the relief is. I make peace in your chaos. I am your comfort in failure. I am rest for your soul.”