The last year and a half has been an incredible ride. One that I never imagined taking or ever saw coming our way. I’ve seen God change my dreams, grow our family business and change our homeschool method.
There have been many blessings given to us over the years, mountain high experiences that were gifts from God himself. Yet, because of my over planning nature, (yes, I’m still working on that), there have also been low times as well.
I tend to take on too much, I’ve said that before and it’s still true today. In the last 6 months I’ve done three 31 day series’ on my blog, Year Round Homeschooling. I’m 8 days away from completing the third one and I am exhausted. I know that YRH was a blessing from God because we saw Him provide for our family during the slow season last summer, but instead of ensuring that I had time with my family and more importantly with Him, I gave YRH my focus. I allowed the business God gave me to take over my life.
I’ve seen this happen time and time again in my life. Losing focus on God and not continually building a relationship with Him leads to disaster if not corrected soon enough. Once again, God’s grace stepped in and I was saved from disaster. I was well on my way to one, I know, but I did not arrive there.
Living far away from my family has never been easy for me, but God blessed me with the best friends I could ever ask for. Thanks to them, He got my attention. I was told quite a few times that I needed to watch, War Room, by a couple of my besties. I didn’t take the time to do so until this week. It was life changing. God opened my eyes to see that I needed my own war room because I had stopped talking to Him due to the many distractions around me. I have friends and family that need me fighting for them, my children need me fighting for them. I’m losing the parenting battle many days because I’m not fighting with the right weapons! I’ve been leaving behind the biggest advocate I have and trying to find my way on this parenting journey alone. It’s no wonder that I’ve struggled with depression so much the last few months.
So, I’m at war. I’m ready to fight. The battle has just begun again in me and I’m not letting the enemy take the fight away from me! My God has the victory and when I stand with Him I do too!!
My besties are online too, just in case you aren’t following them (which you should be), you’ll find their website info below.