Have you ever heard this expression?
This is defined in Merriam-Webster's as when something bad happens other bad things usually happen at the same time.
Well over the past 12 to 13 months, my life has unfolded in a manner close to this expression. My family and I have experienced everything from job loss to a car accident, even possessions taken away and much more. All throughout this time, I was devastated and my emotions were all over the place. But through a dream, I was reminded to pray and seek God in the midst of the storm we were going through.
Many times throughout our lives we experience storms. Just like the weather, the storms in our lives vary greatly from light rain showers to category 5 hurricanes. In the midst of each storm, it always seems to us that there truly is no foreseeable end. But God is so merciful to remind us of what happened to Jesus and the disciples while traveling in a boat in Mark 4:35-41.
So I have come to the realization that I feel depleted of my energy, time and other resources due to a couple of reasons. Being a stay at home mom, the bulk of my job description is to take care of the home and my family. Many times I place serving them and managing the house over myself. Unfortunately, this has caused resentment to grow and fester within me.
The resentment that has grown is because God gave me a charge (or as some call it a purpose) some months back, but every time I would dedicate some time to it, I would be interrupted by something my husband or daughter needed or just life in general. Of course, this would take me off track and I would not end up doing even one thing I wanted to accomplish. So I watched a Periscope today about being intentional by planning at least one thing to do to each day this week to get you closer to your goal. This got me thinking that I really need an action plan.
My 5-year-old daughter asked me the question
How does she know God exist, if she is unable to see Him?
This question stumped me on how to answer because I wanted to explain in a way she could truly comprehend. So I pondered for a couple of days and then the answer was revealed to me while blowing bubbles on a slightly breezy day.