I never anticipated this feeling.
I never prepared for these emotions.
I never thought it would be this hard.
My season of hard began when we decided to step out in faith, leave our home and families, and follow where the Lord was leading my husband...with our 4 boys (six years of age and under, including 6m old twins) in tow.
My season of hard continued after I realized how much I depended on the comforts of home, the help of my family, and the community I had built up over 30+ years.
My season of hard began to consume me.
I was drowning.
I was bringing destruction into my home...with my attitude...with my words.
It hurts to say it out loud, but it’s true.
At my core, I desire to be a women who brings joy into her home, who enjoys her children and points them to the Gospel, and who builds up her husband and continues to be united with Christ at the center of her marriage.
But, my mundane was blocking out all these desires.
The struggles of my everyday were leading my thoughts.
I was focused on the HARD.
I knew I needed the Lord to step in and change my heart.
And he lead me to Philippians 4:8...a verse He's lead me to many times before.
But this time...I saw the answer to my overwhelm clearly presented in His words...
"Finally brethren, whatever is TRUE, whatever is HONORABLE, whatever is RIGHT, whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is ADMIRABLE, if there is anything of EXCELLENCE OR WORTHY OF PRAISE, dwell on these things."
I created this challenge from a place of great need.
I needed to change my perspective on the overwhelm I was feeling as a mother with young children, living in a new place, and surrounded with the needs of the everyday that had to be met, but maybe YOU need to change your perspective because a different kind of HARD is consuming you.
Maybe your health is in a state of decline.
Maybe a loved one has gone astray.
Maybe you have responsibilities and demands at work you feel are extremely difficult to meet.
Maybe this season of life has met you where you never pictured yourself being.
And maybe you're not walking in a hard place.
Maybe you're just tired of the everyday.
Maybe it's been a while since you've felt the presence of God in your life.
Maybe you just need a change.
I encourage you to join me!
Here's the best part...look at the promise in verse 9:
“The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things and the God of peace will be with you!"
Isn't that AMAZING!
Not only does God promise to offer PEACE for those who put His truths into practice, BUT He also promises that HE HIMSELF will be with us!
That, to me, is reason enough to DWELL ON THESE THINGS, as I walk through my mundane and everything that this life has thrown our way.
HOW IT WILL WORK:
First, sign up for the challenge, here.
All it requires is your email address and name.
For 7 days, you will be greeted with a new challenge in your inbox.
(If you don't see a welcome email right away, possibly check your "others/spam" folders.)
Each challenge is based on a simple truth based on Philippians 4:8 and will take no more than 5 minutes to read and pray over.
My prayer is that this challenge will give you something to focus on that will allow you to see your day in a different light and that you'll find PEACE in the moments in between...the PEACE that only the Lord can offer you!
I ask for your name ONLY because I will be PRAYING YOU BY NAME as soon as you sign up!
It is an honor and a privilege to partner in prayer with you as you seek to change how you approach each new day with HIS PROMISES!
Welcome to Dwelling Well Mom! I'm so glad you are here! I'm Christi, wife, mom of boys, Christ follower, picture taker, DIYer, chocolate eater, and coffee drinker. Born and raised a Florida girl, now braving the mountains of Boone, NC, I'm on a journey to find peace in the midst of my mundane. Join me!