I went for a drive on the backroads today. Worship music playing, Lilly asleep in the backseat. Sometimes you just need to escape and regain perspective, ya know? These days I’m realizing I need a time set aside, to quiet my mind, to be free from the daily tasks each day brings. Good or bad, amazing or not so amazing, I think it’s good to just get out, breathe the fresh air, and spend some alone time with the Lord.
Life has been so incredible recently, it seems that each day the Holy Spirit is reminding me of how absolutely blessed I am. I never want to go through life so quickly that I forget to see the beauty in the small things. The mountains, the animals, the flowers, the sunset and sunrise. The big things.. My daughter, my husband. My family. The people who surround me on a daily basis. Who am I to be where I am at right now? The truth is, I don’t deserve any of this. I’m saved by grace, and grace alone.
“If your first concern is to look after yourself, you’ll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself, and look to me, you’ll find both yourself and me.” Matthew 10:38-39
Perspective. It’s allll about perspective. I’m the type of person who writes out my To-Do List for the day, piling on unnecessary things, looks at the list and then quickly gets overwhelmed. Thankfully, (beyond thankful) I have a husband who has been constantly reminding me “You can do this.” “I believe in you, I believe in your dreams, in your ability to influence.”
I want to influence women all over the world. I want each woman to know she is absolutely stunning, inside and out. She has worth, so much worth. She is valued beyond measure. Recently I’ve been allowing the enemy to intimidate me from blogging, from influencing, from encouraging. It seems like every time I want to post an encouraging word, I hear “don’t post that, it’s stupid.” “what will people think of you?” “your preaching at them.” “no one is going to see this.”
NO! I refuse to be discouraged to encourage. I am an encourager. God created me uniquely and magnificently in His image. And you know what? He did the same for you. Every fiber of your being is specifically handcrafted by the one who spoke the universe into creation. WE. ARE. WORLD. CHANGERS! Believe it, capture it, and run with it. I want to use this blog to uplift, to empower, and to influence women. I want to love people, all people, without conditions.
What is your passion? What world is the Lord calling you to influence? Better yet, what are you going to do about it?