June 24, 2015

life & faith.

It's funny how life is constantly keeping you on your toes. And when I say life I actually mean God. It's funny how God is constantly keeping you on your toes...reminding you to keep Him in your heart, knowing He holds the plans for our life in His hands.

A couple of months ago I was on cloud nine with a great job, learning new ways to balance being a wife and working mother on a daily basis and constant talks of what our family's future had in store. My faith? Well, other than a quick prayer before dinner and falling asleep each night was taking the back seat in my life. Having grown up going to church and a Christian school I've always been a believer - that hasn't ever changed. However, the strength of my faith, devotions and prayers have had their ups & downs in my life. As I was saying earlier, a couple of months ago I was feeling pretty high on life only to have the rug pulled out from under me. When that happens you suddenly feel this overwhelming sense of doubt of self, professionally and personally. Maybe for some it's only one or the other, but for me it was both. Now I don't need to get into the nitty gritty details, but what's important to know is that I had never felt more lost in my life with constant thoughts going through my head of what was next for me, what was I supposed to do? I suddenly realized that for the last however many years I thought what I did professionally defined me, it ruled my life, it consumed my thoughts and now for the first time in 10 years I didn't know who I was.

The support and love from family & friends was incredible, but it was daily messages sent from my sister with Bible verses and reminders of how God had a greater plan for me that really hit home. The grand plan I thought I had going for myself, for my family, well that wasn't it. My sister, the one person who I prayed for on a regular basis when I was younger in hopes that she would find the faith of God in her heart. Well, she did & now was my rock reminding me to lean on my faith. Again, isn't life {God} funny? He worked through her to strengthen my faith, to remind me He has a plan for me, a greater one that will allow my priorities to fit my purpose in life. Being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, but above all a follower of Jesus.

As I learn what the plans are for me I'm excited to get back on track with Simply Significant. I have some grand ideas and you may see some lovely changes to the look of my blog over these next few months. I hope you enjoy what I have in store & the journey we have together. Most importantly, I hope you can see the strength of my faith through my posts.

Life is funny, isn't it? I can't wait to see what's next. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 NIV


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2 comments:

  1. May God bring Peace & Healing to your heart.
    You are a wonderful Child of God & don't ever doubt yourself.
    Please google & read Desiderata, it has lifted me out of the low points in my life. God Blesd

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  2. I am immensely happy that your relationship with the Lord has deepened!!! There is nothing more fulfilling; no other way to happiness. Isn't it amazing that He used us both to help each other. As always, I am in awe....

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