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Super Woman’s peace is found in the “perfect” environment.
The Abiding Woman’s peace is found in Jesus in the midst of any storm.
This week’s topic is a difficult one for me to write on.
The cursor keeps blinking at me, challenging me to write something inspirational and encouraging.
And I’ve got nothing.
Here’s the deal. My family has a big decision in front of us right now. If you follow my Facebook page, you may have seen that I have been in prayer a lot over the last couple of weeks.
Things have been unsettled. No, that’s not true. I have been unsettled.
We have two options in front of us. Neither are perfect. Both have their pros and their cons. Neither choice is the “right” one, or the “wrong” one.
Usually, when I try to make a decision of any size, I decide based on peace. That is the primary way that the Lord communicates a specific direction to me. I “pretend” to make both decisions, and see how I feel about each one. The one that brings peace, that’s the one I know the Lord is leading me to. We serve a God of peace.
This time is no different. There is one decision that I feel more peaceful about than the other. But not completely. There is still a level of anxiety there, and I’m trying to figure that out, pinpoint the cause.
And after a few weeks of praying, I think I know.
The more peaceful decision… it doesn’t make our life look the way I had planned. In a handful of ways, it even appears to set us back. It doesn’t make sense.
Overall, I think it would bring the most peace and blessing to our family. In the long run, it would be worth the cost.
But it is a far cry from the “perfect” environment. The one we’d planned on and worked toward.
And my confession to you today is, I’m having a hard time letting go of that.
This thing that I think the Lord wants me to do, it doesn’t make sense to me. It just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t line up with my plan.
I think it lines up with His.
So the hard thing for me is to realize that my plan and His, well, they weren’t the same thing.
And that “perfect” environment I’d been working toward, well, He is asking me to let it go.
As wives and mommies, we work so hard toward certain things, that sometimes it feels like failure to change our direction. I’m struggling with that right now. Part of me feels a freedom in the prospect of this new direction, and part of me feels a strong pull back to the direction I came from.
So I apologize, but I don’t have many words of wisdom for you today. I’m just coming to you honest, saying I’m right in the middle of this dichotomy this week.
What I do know is that part of becoming an Abiding Woman rather than Super Woman is the practice of letting go.
And that is what I’ll be praying for this week. For me, and for you.
Is there something you need to let go of today? We’d love for you to share in the comments below. I’ll be praying over every one.
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