We treat singleness as if it’s this horrible haircut that no body wants but somehow your hairstylist continues to give you the wrong cut over and over again – and everyone sees it and knows it. You’re single and it needs to be fixed.
We laugh. We mourn. We struggle. We suffer. We rejoice. We love. We get angry. We survive. We seek help. We pray. We fail. We triumph . . . all in a days work of parenting.
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We don’t know how to rest. We are not trained, nor do we teach people how to create a healthy rhythm of rest. There’s also no easy formula to rest either. When we fail to rest we are pushing God aside and saying, “No, I got this.” When I don’t rest and keep going on with life I am acting as if I am lord of the universe.
I’ve never been one to often tell people “You deserve this!” . . . especially if it involves something like ice cream or a “break.” Not because I don’t think people should ever have ice cream or a reprieve from hard work. But more often than not, when people say this to me I know it’s not actually true. I know the corners I cut or the thoughts I had in my heart. I know the attitude I had behind closed doors and the not so proud moments that come along with any hard work or achievement.
Realizing my relationship with Jesus was superficial was not easy for me. Initially, all I felt was indictment. Self-clarity will often brings with it a sense of conviction.