So I posted about the New Beginnings that Dr. Henry Cloud talked about last week. I have been challenged lately by the fact that I am still not in charge. I hate not being in charge, it makes me feel like I am without a rudder.
Our family is still not out of the proverbial woods with all that has happened in the last year. Every time I think I see daylight, I realize it isn’t the edge of the woods, it’s just a clearing.
Today I spoke with a few people about the things that must be done to make a difference. Not a world changing difference–just a difference within our home. It isn’t easy to hear difficult things and it is even harder to implement them. My personality is pretty laid back and I would rather go-with-the-flow than try to paddle upstream. I hate that part of me sometimes, I want to challenge the way things are, but then I second guess myself.
There is a new song on the Christian radio station I listen to, called “Beautiful Things” by Gungor. The chorus says, ” You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of the dust, You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us.” I hear it a lot and I keep clinging to the promise in those words.
My 14th anniversary is next week. On our wedding invitations my husband and I had the verse from 1 Corinthians 2:9 which says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
I have been blessed with people who seem to have the words God wants me to hear at just the right time…every time.
So here’s to a new year; a new school year for my boys, a new year of marriage with my husband, and a new year of walking with God. What a journey.