“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
How we live our days, burdened or joyful, stressed or blessed, despair or hopeful, is all in our perspective, the attitude we take on for the day.
We can let the negatives in our life take precedence and be the highlight or we can stop and truly look for the joys of each day. Choose to slow down and let those be our focus. We can question all our problems, become victims of our own circumstances or trust the Lord’s plan for us.
Be blessed by opportunities of growth, aka trial, and in the process look for the light. Take the time to pray and ask God to show you the truth of your situation and to help you find the blessings in even the hardest times. Trials are our opportunity to become stronger and grow in our relationship with the Lord.
I am a person that is easily overwhelmed, can lose perspective, and focus on the negative. If we just stop “and smell the roses” we can stop being blinded by life’s problems. Let’s face it, we aren’t alone, everyone has hardships and problems. Choosing to see the joy and blessings God gives us each day and each moment will help us live our life the way God intends us to live.
How we see our life is about the perspective we take, believing God’s word or the lies the enemy tries to get us to believe. Instead of just surviving, our life can be about thriving and being blessed by the beauty in the trial. Focus on the truth of God’s word and His blessings and life will be much more satisfying and beautiful.
That’s what my goal is, to change my perspective, my outlook, and take the time to focus on the beauty right in front of me that I could be missing if I allow the trials and hardships be the main focus in life. Jesus wants to bless us if only we seek Him first.
My husband and I got married very young and started a family right away. Life has been a series of many trials that we have had to work through, like having a daughter with severe ADHD, moving to 4 different states in 2 years, health problems and just life in general. Through the years the Lord has shown me so much grace and love and has taught me so much about how to be humble, show love and grace.
Each day I strive to be the best mama and wife I can be and fulfill the calling the Lord has placed in my life. I have a passion to help other mamas in any way I can. I am still a work in progress and make mistakes like everyone else and am nowhere near perfect but I am learning to pick myself up, forgive myself and keep seeking the Lord in all I do.
We are finally settled in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past few years where the Lord has allowed us to build a house and grow roots. He brought me the Help Club for Moms and the amazing community I get to be a part of.