This January, along with eating healthy, I really wanted to be reading my Bible more.
Our word for the year is Intentional and I feel like I need my time to be intentional.
Watching Lilly grow and realizing how quickly time does fly, makes me want to spend my time purposefully.
I been using the YouVersion app, I've mentioned before to do my Bible reading, although I try to use my bible as much as possible.
I really looks the Devotionals on YouVersion. They have Bible reading plans, topical, plans for different ages or lifestyles.
I just finished doing Made to Crave by Lysa Terkerset.
I am also doing She Reads Truth devotional.
This year I really wanted to read through the Bible.
I'm not saying those to uplift myself, but in case you want more input about my thoughts on them.
Since beginning this year, I've been hit with my insecurities, yet again!!
Do they ever go away?! ;)
1. That I'm not perfect and no one is expecting me to be
2. Taking time for myself is not selfish
3. We are all struggling with something (mine is #1)
4.Focus on what is true (Phillipians 4:8)
5. What my heart is desires that is where my heart is.
I'm really trying to focus on not letting my mind wander. Do you do that?
It gets me in trouble as once I start to think, I begin to over analyze and then I begin to obsess.
My mind creates issues that don't exist. I'm working in letting it go.
No one is expecting perfection of me. And if someone feels like I'm not good enough, then I need to be okay with how they feel whether they let me know or choose to share it with others.
I CANNOT CONTROL OTHER'S THOUGHTS OF ME.
So what can I do?
I can work on my thoughts. Making my efforts to focus on what is true.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
Look at all I have to be great-full for. I have a loving family, a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter. I'm able to stay home and live in a nice neighborhood.
Once again, I'm not here to brag. I'm here to let you know that I too need to stop and smell the roses.
I need to be great-full.
God has blessed is so much and it's so easy to let Him know what he could do a better job at.
I hope this finds you and encourages you. Whether you believe in Christ or God or not, there is truth in this:
You are blessed. Be glad and rejoice!!
I know Christ's love will continue to full the cracks that have been made throughout my life. And to that I say:
Have a wonderful week readers!!