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Whew!! What a whirlwind month this has become!! I can't believe how little I have been able to blog over the last couple of weeks. And, the most crazy week of May is still to come!
I'm not sure just how many Holy Spirit moments have occurred recently through the major crunch of time demands, but I know that several blog posts were found forming in my head. Sadly, though, I was never able to get them down.
Although I enjoy blogging, being a blogger has also become a calling. I am amazed at how God uses even technology to bring us closer to Him, and I can only hope that my family and I use it properly to proclaim His love, sharing and growing with the Body of Christ as we grow more intimately closer to Him.
Given this, I struggle with frustration and disappointment when the demands of life make it impossible to post for any extended period of time. However, during prayer in the middle of the night a couple of days ago, God revealed more of His plan. As I lamented the fact that entries weren't getting posted, I suddenly noticed an odd sense of peace. It seemed out of place with my strong feelings of failure. However, the strange combination of both feelings heightened my awareness that God was speaking.
Although I had been aware and reminded about this point many times over the years, I had gotten caught up in the "This is what I think God wants" plan as opposed to the "This is actually what God wants" plan. Again, He reminded me that His plan is indeed being made manifest according to His design: I am here to support my husband on his way to heaven, raise little saints, and work hard through caregiving for the conversion of an aging parent. In other words, my calling to be a wife, mother, and caregiver is far more important in the grand scheme of things, and if this is what God is calling me to accomplish in His timeline, then I need to accept it.
(And if there is one thing I have come to understand much better as time has gone on, it is that I really don't want to tamper with His plan. Things do NOT work out when I do!)
So, what did this revelation bring about? Well, it brought about a change of heart. And it also brought about this blog post, too. They say that blog posts are sometimes meant to be raw and real, and I guess this quite possibly might fall under that category. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
As commitments and many extra-curriculars and ministries wrap up the year this May, June promises to open up more time to devote to the blog and making videos. I can't wait to see what God has planned! :)
If May is one of those months that leaves your mind whirling, join me in taking some deep breaths and remember to lean on the Creator of Peace. With Him, you always know that at some point, days of peace are on their way!!
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