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The last few weeks have been a real struggle for me. Truth be told, the past few years haven’t been my best. When I write or speak to anyone, I don’t profess to have all the answers. I try to only speak on things that I have experienced in the hopes that my friends and family won’t make the same mistakes that I have. But lately it seems with every good word that comes out of my mouth, a mile of strife follows.
It’s hard to keep the focus and remember whose I am. I realize I have been writing about this a lot, as I am trying to learn and walk my way through it. Every day I am faced with a new challenge, a new battle, and it ‘feels’ as if it’s wearing me down. My friend jokingly told me the other day that I am all over the place, though I am sure it was concern masked behind a smile. Some days I am up, and some days I am way down. And that’s NOT God’s will for our life.
I don’t want to write on this blog in a manner that would suggest that I have it all figured out… God knows I don’t! But I want to share how good He is to me, even when I feel like I don’t deserve it. His grace is sufficient and He is so forgiving. Honestly, that is the only thing that keeps me smiling sometimes. Noticing the little things He does for me during the day like changing the light to green as I am approaching when I’m running late, a butterfly in a tree that I noticed just by chance, the spark in my son’s eyes when I’m having a bad day. I’m not ashamed to say that God talks to me everyday in the smallest ways, and those little messages mean so much to me.
I came into work today feeling good despite the fatigue that is resting on my shoulders. When I opened up my email, my daily scripture was there waiting for me as usual. And the verse just brought everything back to me full circle…..
Luke 10:41-42 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
How good is God that He sends us little messages to let us know He is still here, still loving us, despite our mistakes and worries. No matter how many times I fall, my ‘good part…will not be taken away’ and I am still chasing after you Father.
Now it’s your turn: What ‘good part’ do you hold close to your heart to get you through the day? Your method may be a revelation and blessing to someone else, so please feel free to share!