While I was pondering what might be on my heart to Blog on, I was drawing a blank. I believe it was because I’m in a season that I am simple “over” being in, I’m tired, and I’m frustrated. So there you have it. #reallife

One thing I have learned though is when I am having a moment like this, opening my mouth might be a bad thing…for everyone! I mean there are some people I would like to slap. They have been super unchristlike and I’m like hello Jesus…do you see what’s happening? Why do they get to act that way and get away with it while I’m over here being all humble and turning the other cheek? Not fair…

So as I thought about my situation I realized I should just share where I am and what I’m doing while I’m here, and what I’ve learned though it all. You know, let you eat off of my plate…so some great principles I learned the very hardest way:

When we are wronged, tired, mistreated, frustrated and you fill in the blank, realize:

1.    We must keep our mouths shut. We should spill our heart out to the only one who cares and can do anything about it anyway, Jesus. He understands. Trying to confront a difficult situation with another person now will NOT go well. We will say something stupid or have a bad attitude and it will deescalate quickly. 

2.    Decide to allow this situation to develop the fruit of the Spirit in us. We can’t do anything about other people anyway so why not let God work in us the patience, gentleness, etc. that we need. After all that is the point…our perfection. James 1:2-4 says, “ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

3.    When we get tired, we do dumb things. Don’t do dumb things. Don’t make decisions, don’t spend money (unless it’s at the Spa to relax) we have to just do what we can to get some rest, gain perspective and tackle things later. 

4.    Realize that no matter what other people did God desires to turn it for our good. In the end…God will have worked out some stuff in our heart and we will be surprised at how different we are when it’s over. Just stay the course. 

While I despise this current season, I know I am learning things I need to learn, I’m being stretched (you have no idea) I’m growing, I’m changing, I’m developing fruit, all of which are very good things. So this time isn’t being wasted even though it feels that way. Feelings can never be trusted. They change constantly. 

Only the truth of God will remain in the end and his truth is:

I am an overcomer 

I am his child 

I am forgiven

I am worthy 

I can count it all joy

I am more than a conqueror

God is for me no matter what my situations say. Be encouraged that even though circumstances can change on the daily GOD DOES NOT CHANGE and we belong to him…