So….Here’s another blog. I’ve decided to get past the “what ifs”: What if someone thinks that I’m just a bandwagon-er? What if NO ONE reads it??!! I had to walk myself all the way down the yellow brick-what-if-road until I reached the worst case scenario. I may feel rejected. But will it be devastating? No. Will it kill me? Probably not. Will it end with the destruction of the world? YES! Just kidding….I may feel a little discomfort, but those fears of mine and their possible fruition will never outweigh the pleasure I would receive by nudging even ONE person closer. Closer to working through hardships, moving forward and growing up (even if that one person is ME).
It’s like donating blood….kinda. OK. Not really, but you know what I mean. Yes, the prick of the needle hurts. Sure, it takes some time and it’s inconvenient, but it feels so good knowing that someone out there may be helped by your sacrifice. So here goes.
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.”
This blog is about that. Facing trials of MANY KINDS. And somehow finding the joy in the process. Like the trials of my kids’ homework and their lack of bathroom manners. The trials of married life and the toilet paper roll installed backwards. Every. Single. Time. The trials caused by my past. The trials of my own personal pain. The trials of eyebrows gone wild (PLEASE….ladies, step AWAY from the tweezers…OR pick them up–it’s all relative).
With any trial, our faith is tested. But we WILL walk through it, with God maturing us during the process. Good really does come out of the hard things!
So here is my blog about trials, joy, the testing of my faith, and the things I am doing to persevere. I’d love for you to join me so that one day, together, we may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Do you have some “what-ifs” keeping you from doing something you know you’re supposed to do? What are you doing to move past it? Share your thoughts! I want to hear from you!