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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

12
Oct

(in)couraged to hope – unglued #4

It’s week four of our Unglued study and I need to be perfectly honest with you … I’ve gone done and become unglued!

Most definitely when:

  • My Piper could only find ONE shoe and we were already late for school.
  • My eight year old fell down the stairs and split the back of her head open, requiring five staples … 45 minutes before a fundraiser I was hosting in my home.
  • My teen forgot her school project in her car {parked 1.5 miles from school … don’t ask} and asked me to bring it to her.

and in the middle of this writing deadline:

  • Two people show up at the door asking for donations. {the good news is, I was able to invite them in, give them some dinner, a copy of Jesus Calling, my 31 Days of Faith e-book, a draft of my newest e-book 31 Days of Forgiveness … and a donation. Oh! and a ride to their car a couple of miles away}

and when I get home it’s my girl’s bedtime and:

  • The ten year old’s toilet is clogged {grossly clogged!}. And the kitchen seemed to have exploded. And the dog needed to be let out. And kidlets need to get to bed. And doesn’t anybody know I’ve got a writing deadline?!

I could go on, but I’m certain you get the idea! :)

All that “ungluing” isn’t even my point. My point is … life happens. Intentions fail. We get behind.

And that’s where I am. I’m behind in my reading of this Unglued study. And I want to label myself with all the ugly things the enemy is whispering to me. But as I open Lysa’s book, and as I look at our Facebook page, I’m reminded of the encouragement found in imperfect progress wrapped beautifully in grace.

So that’s me. I wonder if any of you can relate? I would so love, even if we’re behind, if we could still encourage each other to push on to push through. Chances are, many of us are feeling very attacked right now. The enemy would love nothing more than to keep us from pushing through our labels and self-doubt. I wonder … as we head into week four, could we commit to helping one another continue on this journey?

Here’s what I’m looking forward to in week four. First of all the title has me a little giddy, “A Procedure Manual for the Unglued.” Who doesn’t love a procedure manual?!

Instead of avoiding the reality that I come unglued, I’m tackling it head-on. I want to give myself every fighting chance to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. And having a predetermined plan is a good thing to create and implement. Care to join me? Not that your plan will look the same as mine. Feel free to take this idea and make it your own. The best kind of plan for you is the one you’ll follow. ~ Unglued, page 117

What do you think? Care to push forward with me this week? I believe God’s got something great planned for us on the other side!

If you’ve written a post on your imperfect progress, we invite you to link up below. If not, no problem! Jacque and I would still love to hear from you! If you have a moment, leave a note on where you’re at and what you’ve learned so far?


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