Lesson I wish I had leanred a long time ago #1,756:

The only thing I can control in this world is how I respond to it.

Seems that trials and tribulations and unfair circumstances have been rearing thier ugly head all over the place lately.  I dont know if its because I am hormonal and extra senstive, or because I am such a wretched sinner and God is just working very dilligently to teach me a well deserved lesson.

Either way, they are here, and I need to deal with it.

I have stayed away from my mommy blog very intentionally as of late.

I want my blog to be a source of happiness, honesty, and inspiration… not me complaining about every single little things that goes wrong.  And when I feel that critical spirit encroaching into my speech and thoughts, I try to limit my interaction with the world.

Sometimes its easier to dwell in it.  Sometimes its easier to sit and complain then to find a solution.

And a lot of times, its just plain easier to blame circumstances then to blame the way I reacted to them.

That is where I sit today.

I can pass the critical buck, or I can face the facts that I am exactly where I have put myself emotionally.

I can make a change now… a positive and prayer guided choice… or I can let my circumstances define me.

I think today, I choose grace.  I choose kindness.  And I choose peace.

Forgive me for not making that choice sooner!

Ephesians 4:29 ESV

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

I pray that at some point, in something I say or do, I can give grace to those who listen.  For I cant even tell you the humbling amount of grace that has been given to me!!

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Reader Comments

  1. Sweet Amanda, I have been reading your blog for a while now and if there is one thing you are is {full of Grace}. And as all humans do (even SUPER HUMAN MOMS like us!) we fall from Grace every now and again. Thankfully your pure heart and God’s guidance will always lead you back to where you belong. Thanks for leading us all there t’day!

  2. Thank you. That was an inspiration to me! I am so excited to open my email everyday to see what you have dreamed up next and by the way you tell it.

  3. don’t know what happened, but I love your blog and will always love your blog. You are an awesome person!!

  4. I am pretty sure that we are not going thru the same things in our life right now, but it is funny how your blog/post seems as though you could be. All your words hit home on a current situation that I am going thru with my family right now. Thanks for the post!

  5. This really spoke to me and touched my heart. Thank you for posting exactly what I needed to read today <3

  6. First I say to thank you for the share personal information and then say to you that you are really brave and great woman.

  7. I LOVE your blog. So simple, so real. I am starting my own blog, more about being a mom and creativity/design. I read this post, and felt like I was talking to myself. This is how I have been feeling as well. God is trying to teach me or things are just sucking the life out of me. Thanks for your post!

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