My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey. Where each week you can come and check out multiple links to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you
Do you get overwhelmed during the holiday season?
Every year I say I am not going to do this. Every year I want to focus on peace and Jesus. The things that really matter. But somewhere between the baking and decorating and presents I wind up overwhelmed stressed and short with those I love. And with my good intentions to make everyone’s holiday great, I missed the mark on the peace and Jesus. Continue reading
Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and the expectations of day-to-day life as a wife, mother, and Christian?
I am right there with you!
For me, as a wife, mother of three boys, and homeschooler of my youngest, life can be hard. There are so many days when I feel completely defeated.
I love it when I can find encouragement from other moms who are in my same place in life, or have been there and are now through it. What wonderful words of wisdom they can give us!
Your heavenly Father loves you with a perfect and beautiful love. And because He knows absolutely everything about you, there is nothing you can hide from Him. And He also desires for you to understand His abundant love for you. Are you accepting God’s abundant love?
How to Find God’s Truth
There are two main reasons that we will need truth to start accepting God’s abundant love for us. First, we need the truth so we can know how adored we are by our heavenly Father and second, we need the truth to fight the lies of the enemy.
During my years as a child I remember my mother asking me what in the world was wrong with me. She did not understand me, really, which just made it all so much worse. I later learned that I was battling with depression. And for way too many years, as a result of not know how to handle it, the depression just got worse and worse. During this time I thought that there was something wrong with me, that I was broken somehow.
While studying psychology during college I learned that what was wrong with me was not my fault. I was not broken, but completely fixable! Understandably, it was a huge relief for me to have this information. Over the years I have tried many different routes to “cure” my depression, but the thing that has helped me the most, is truth.
When accepting God’s abundant love on thing that can hold us back is the lies of the devil. What lies does the enemy tell you? When you hear those lies, immediately pray for help.
Most every day I am hit with one lie or another. The devil loves chaos. To make us unsure for even a second causes chaos in our hearts.
You see, he knows a truth that we may not completely understand yet. After we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, he is powerless. He can not have us. We belong to The King. What he can do is keep us in a place of doubt, fear, anxiety, and worthlessness. He can steal our joy and keep us from God’s plan and purpose. Continue reading
Your heavenly Father loves you with a perfect and beautiful love. He knows absolutely everything about you, there is nothing you can hide from Him. And He desires for you to understand His love. Are you accepting God’s abundant love?
Most days I wonder why God even bothers with a sinner like me. I mean really, I mess up WAY more than I get it right. And for some reason I must learn the same lesson over and over again! Why can’t I get it the first time? Because I am a sinner. But, God knows this, and He gently corrects me and redirects my path like a mother with a young toddler.
At times it is hard to accept God’s love. To think that He loves us not matter what. I do not know about you, but for me, there have been plenty in my life who did not love me just as I was. Plenty who left me, alone. After each departure I felt more worthless. “What is wrong with me?” I would think. Continue reading