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Monday, January 30, 2012

A Work in Progress

...being confident of this, that he who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 1:6

That Bible verse is one of my all time favorites. I take so much comfort in knowing that He is not done with me. Thank God He's not done!

Think about that. What if who we are, what we do, our thoughts, our lives...everything about us...what if we were finished works?

Yikes!

I know I need some work still. How about you?

When I think back to my life just six 1/2 years ago, I was a different person. I was a busy career mom running ragged to keep up with life. I had one child struggling in 1st grade, and a baby at home with Daddy.

I remember crying on my way to work on Monday mornings because I simply wanted to be home with my kids. I never had a heart to be a career mom. I had a heart to be at home. But, it just wasn't possible.

Now?

I am blessed with a life I never thought I would have. God has given me more than I thought possible. Why? Because I asked him to. No, I begged him to, and he answered my prayers.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find it; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. ~Matthew 7:7

He gave me more than I ever could have asked for. More than I ever could have imagined. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

I am home with my boys, homeschooling, and I want to take full advantage of this journey.

It seems so long ago that I was living another life. And that makes me think...

What will my life look like 6 1/2 years from now? What do I want it to look like? What steps will take to make my heart's desires possible?

6 years from now my oldest will be 19. I pray he will be well into his college journey, and feeling empowered to follow his dreams. I will have another child embarking on his teenage years, and I pray he will have the same strength of character he already shows as a 7 year old.

It's scary to think about the future. My time with these boys is extremely limited. Even though I can look back to life 6, 10, even 15 years ago and feel as if it seems like a lifetime ago, it wasn't. It was a flash in time. A fleeting moment.

I want to make a difference in the lives of my children.

I want to BE the mom I want them to remember!

Thankfully, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Because without Him I cannot change, but with Him all things are possible (Luke 1:37)!

I am a work in progress wholly relying on my Redeemer to mold me and shape me into what He already knows I can be!

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5 Comments:

At January 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Anonymous Cindi said...

Amen!

Great post.

 
At January 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

I want to be the mom I want them to remember too!

 
At January 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger jen@ living a full life said...

I was a SAHM, my kids are grown now and believe me all the love and prayers- hugs and tears; they remember!

 
At January 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I love this post. I'm going to write a post from my heart about a faith journey for Wednesday with Shell... I was wondering if I would - so thanks for giving me the strength to do it. Awesome. xo

 
At February 1, 2012 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

Beautiful post! I want to be the mom I want them to remember too!

 

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