As moms, the worst game we can play is "what if..." We are responsible and in control of our households and it's easy to forget that God is the HEAD of our household and our family.
I'm a type A person and I love to have a schedule and have everything planned out. I like to know what's going to happen and what to expect. As parents many times you don't know what to expect and how to plan. And many times those plans change. All the planning in the world cannot prepare us for what God's plans is in our life.
This morning in our MOPS meeting we had a panel of Godly christians giving us insight on how to get our focus back on Christ here at the start of the new year. It was so wonderful and uplifting! I feel refreshed and ready to grab my Bible and dig in to God's word!
The truth is it's hard! It's hard to stay consistent and hard to stay focused! One of my goals this year is to get up early, before the boys, and spend some quiet time praying and reading the Word. It is HARD!!! I love to sleep and I tend to stay up too late enjoying some down time at night after the boys are in bed. I've been pretty good getting up and at least spending 10-15 minutes with God which I'm proud of myself for.
I feel like satan tries to attack at every opportunity. One of the panelist this morning said one of satan's first words were "are you sure?" Ugh! That spoke volumes to me! How many time do I let satan sneak in and say "are you sure?"? "Are you sure Matt can leave his job and go back to school?"... "Are you sure you're a good mom?"... "Are you sure you know what your doing?"
Satan loves to trick us and find faults in our faith! I trust and KNOW that God is sovereign and He is in control! I trust that he has a plan that is far better than mine. I love Jeremiah 29:11, it's my life verse. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future." I have to remember this verse DAILY and give my fears and plans over to God and say "God, I can't do this without you, I need you and I trust you completely!