It’s funny how we get to different places in our life and realize what does and does not matter. How many times have you thought that out loud? How many times have you given that advice to someone else? I’ve done both.
When you strip away all the material wants, all that unnecessary drama, you’re left with this beautiful thing God gave you. Right now I’m standing in front of my refrigerator, looking inside and I have absolutely no idea what I’m looking for. But what I do know is when I’m out in the middle of nowhere (pic above being that place) I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I have a sense of peace and freedom when I look at the skies and the plants and the rest of nature that God provided for us. I don’t want to leave it. I don’t want to go back to work and worry about bills and what’s for dinner the next day and is there enough laundry clean so I don’t have to match socks. (You know it’s true)
And God tells us not to worry about these things but on a daily basis we all fail to follow those instructions to a certain extent. Some fail more than others. And sometimes we fail because we’re constantly trying to share the faith and hope that we have with other people who refuse to see it. We can spin situations to a positive and we can remind others to have what we have in our hearts when it comes to loving our Lord. And I know that I get frustrated because that’s all I can do. I can plant the seed I can attempt to water it. Sometimes I’m pouring water on concrete.
It’s in those moments that the enemy finds a crack, a little hole to seep in doubt and cause you to question everything you claim to base your life on. Those are the moments in time you need to stop and think about what really matters. I’m working on it. Sometimes I get so caught up in the moment I lose track of the blessings. But I’m grateful to have the Holy Spirit to bring me back to where God intends for me to be. And I may not be where he wants me as of yet. But I’m searching for it and I’m trying to take his lead.
And out in the middle of nowhere is where I feel I can hear him the best.
**pictures are my own
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I hope everyone is ready for Jesus to return. Cause this world is screwed up! No one wants to hear the truth, no one wants to be responsible, and everyone wants to blame someone else. Are you flipping kidding me? I don’t let my kids say this to people, but SHUT UP ALREADY! (I typed it I didn’t speak it out loud)
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I have not had a moment for a long time. Even now, it will be short. But since I have been away, I have had to start and adjust my son’s ADHD medication. On top of many other obstacles, this is one of the hardest. Simply because while he and I have support, it’s not from people we see every single day. In our home. And I am frustrated beyond belief. I am trying so hard to continue to encourage my son who, if you have a child with any kind of diagnosis along these lines, is not always very easy. Will he react well or will the world fall apart? Did he eat what he was supposed to or did he sneak something I won’t find out about for a week? Should I worry that he wants to spend time alone? My social butterfly? Those are just in the first 10 minutes of him returning home from school.
He’s hurting, confused, and uncomfortable. He doesn’t feel like he can be himself. I support it, to a healthy limit of course. Some around us want him to be someone he is not. And it’s in the same home. He doesn’t feel like he can please anyone. Yet he is so smart and funny and creative. And yes there are those moments where I wonder if I am doing enough, or the right thing at all. I get stressed and overwhelmed when he is in full on mode, and I find myself getting riled up. Which of course does not help anyone. I am getting better, but some days….
We have breathing exercises. He does mindfulness at school. Anyone have any other suggestions? I know about the essential oils, and we have cut dye and most sugar out of our diet. I really just want to help him be his best.
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