Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Little Something

I am going to post one of the devotionals that I read yesterday during my quiet time.  I thought is what a good reminder for everyone.  God knew I needed to read it!  The title of the excert is called:  "All Things to all People"
"Juggling a hectic life is not new or unique to women in our culture.  However, our culture glorifies the multi-tasking woman.  Many times we over-schedule our lives because we can't say no.  Sometimes we don't want to miss out, so we try to do everything.  Moses could relate.  He led Israel as a prophet, guide, intercessor, teacher, lawyer and judge.  In short, he was trying to be all things to the Israelites.  But it was too much for him to handle by himself.
Many women struggle with the "need" to please everyone.  But we simply can't be everywhere at once.  We can't do everything everyone would like us to do.  We can't even do everythiing we would like to do.  Trying to be all things to all people puts us on the fast track to burnout.  But when we delegate, we are freed up to focus on the things God has given us to do.  Delegating also creates the opportunity for another capable person to grow into a new role.  Failing to share the load may impede another person's God-given potential.  Sometimes the best thing we can do, for others and ourselves, is to step aside so someone else can step up."

The bible passage that goes with this devotional can be found in Exodus 18:13-18

Devotions to Go Vol.3 edited by Sharon Cole

I love this devotional and it is so true!  Trying to do everything myself is a huge thing that I struggle with everyday.  I am trying my best to delegate where need be and to step back and let others help out!

I hope God uses this little excert to speak to you, like He used it to speak to me.

Love in Christ,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


We live in a fast pace world. Everywhere we turn we have some reminder that waiting is " for the birds". We have fast food, high speed Internet, microwaveable meals and even the speed limit has increased. We do not like to wait! I especially have a hard time waiting. I have always been inpatient. It's not my best trait to admit, but it is true. Right now we are waiting for our first foster-child placement and it is rough. We have been licensed for about a week now and everyday I pray that my phone will ring and tell us we have a placement for you. We have been preparing for this since May.

I realized over the last week that God waits on me all the time. God is always right there patiently waiting for me to obey Him, talk to Him, to listen and yet I choose to make Him continue to wait. God never pushes us to answer Him. He merely gives us soft reminders that He is still waiting. He is so patient and kind. He never leaves us or forsakes us. He is the one that is constant in our busy lives. I feel like God is in away strengthening my faith with Him. He is in control of my life and the little one that we are supposed to take care of. On the same day that we were licensed, we also received a phone call that evening saying that we were getting our first placement, but 5 minutes later the placement was cancelled. I know God was giving me reassurance that it will happen, but not on my time, but on HIS!

So, this is my little lesson in faith and waiting. It is extremely hard, don't get me wrong, but I also have faith in God that He knows what is best for me and my family. Right now I will continue to pray for guidance and trust in Him.

Psalm 27:14 says "Wait for The Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for The Lord." ESV

Love in Christ,


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