Sunday, November 08, 2015

Unrealistic Expectations

I understand that life is a fairytale romance.

I understand that life is not a romance novel.

There are no perfect endings.

There are no perfect men or perfect relationships.

Yet....every girl wants that fairytale romance.  They want prince charming to come sweeping in and romancing them. 

Yes, even this girl, at the ripe old age of 41 wants to see my prince.  I want to be swept off of my feet.  I want to feel loved and protected.  I want to cuddle at night.  I want to fight uncontrollably yet make up passionately.  I want a ministry partner. 

However, I pray that God takes the unrealistic expectations away from my heart.  It's too painful to continue thinking I'll ever have the perfect ending.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

My Story

My pastor has been preaching a series on My Story.  The four parts of the series are:


What disciplines do you need to start today?  What disciplines do you need to stop today?  Where is it better to stay when it would be easier to go.  And where is it better to go when it would be easier to stay? 

The decisions we make today determine the choices we make tomorrow!  Do you have a dream that God has given you?  A decision crossroad that you have come to in your life?  A relationship that needs to be fought for or even left (I know that leaving relationships seems weird to say, but honestly, there are some times in life that they are more toxic than healthy).  What is it that God is asking you to do?

It's hard being just me...

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed making all the decisions for my life.  There is no spouse or boyfriend helping make decisions.  All financial decisions are mine.  All career decisions are mine.  All of life's crossroad decisions are mine.  Emergencies happen, they are mine.  Day to day, small, seemingly unimportant decisions are mine. 

Yet, they are mine with the help of ever present Savior!  All these seemingly overwhelming decisions, crossroads, four-way stops (whatever you want to call them)...aren't so overwhelming when you walk hand in hand with Jesus Christ! 

What is the story that God is calling, giving, declaring, offering YOU?