Hey you guys! I decided to keep things short, sweet & casual today. I wanted to share my personal theme for May! I am not one to assign the year or month a word or a theme but I am not opposed to the idea. I tend to look back and see themes and seasons in that way.
I was praying a week or so ago about my business, this blog and a few other things. I was crying out to God and asking how I can make it all work. I have this terrible habit in my life where I constantly focus on all the areas where I am falling short. I fight against a very negative opinion of myself and my abilities.
Because that is what I wrestle with, I find I have to check myself often and let the Lord’s love remind me what He says of me. I have to slow my roll and let God remind me of all the wonderful things that I am in Him.
This was one of those moments. I was asking God what to do. How can I be a good wife to my husband? I feel like I am approaching the days where “newlywed” will no longer apply and I still feel like I am failing miserably at loving him well. How can I build a successful business? Sometimes the only thing that keeps me doing it is the fact that I know that I know it is what I am supposed to be doing. How can I be a good friend, daughter, sister, leader, disciple maker, etc. How I just be enough?
I was rambling on just like this when I heard the Lord say two words that put everything into perspective for me. With two simple words He once again calmed the raging storm inside my soul. He said, “be faithful.”
When I think faithful, my mind goes to “don’t cheat,” which is accurate and huge but only one aspect. Being faithful is so much more than that though. When the Lord said, “Be faithful,” I understood that it meant in everything but especially the little things. Be faithful in prayer and reading the Word of God. Be faithful in looking to Him for answers and reminders of who I am. Be faithful in loving my husband even when it’s hard. Be faithful in showing my husband kindness and selflessness even when it seems unfair. Be faithful in being present and invested in the lives of my friends. Be faithful in business by continuously creating great and encouraging content.
I don’t have to be a hundred things and do a hundred things I just need to be faithful in the things that I do. I don't have to be the best anything or be perfect all the time, I just need to be faithful and trust that God, who is perfect, is working in me and my life. I don’t have to have everything figured out, I just need to be faithful and trust Him because He does have it all figured out. I don't have to keep striving to be more, I just need to be faithful.
This is my theme for May (& every month after until God gives me a new one) and by theme I mean focus. This month I will focus on just being faithful. Rather than focusing on all the things that I am not accomplishing or getting done on a day to day basis I will give myself grace and I will be faithful.
If you don’t have a theme/focus for the month you are welcome to use mine. Let’s all focusing on just being faithful.
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