Man this has been a week of challenging Becky- a week of eating humble pie and seeing areas I need to grow in.
Example Number One:
On Wednesday, I shared with my Bible Study group how I'm really learning that I don't have to be a slave to food. I told them how inspired I've been by Romans 6, and how we are told we no longer have to be slaves to sin, and that we will be slaves to whatever we allow to Master us. Then guess what I started doing as soon as I got home from Bible Study? EATING. : (
Example Number Two:
Also on Wednesday, I wrote this blog post about how sweet and grateful my little princess is. Then yesterday we had a HORRIBLE day. Littlest Princess got into a lot of trouble with her daddy over her LACK OF GRATITUDE.
Geesh! I should have kept my mouth shut on Wednesday. : )
On a lighter note- I'm loving Nester's 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest. I got up this morning excited to see what Day 3's assignment was going to be, hoping it wouldn't be as "stretching" for me as the first two days. But, it was even harder.
Yesterday's assignment was to move something to a new location in the house. Doesn't she realize how hard it was for me to figure out where everything belonged in the first place? Never mind that nothing has moved in the last 5 years since we moved in. I'm resistant to change. : )
And today's assignment was to add something living to each room, like a plant or fresh flowers. Ugh. I have the brownest, blackest thumb you've ever seen. Only one plant has ever survived being owned by me and it is hanging on by a thread.
But all this stretching is good for me. I'm learning humility and flexibility. So forget that I said I'm doing so well with eating. Forget that I said my kids are so grateful. The truth is, food is a constant temptation, and my kids have a long way to go in developing grateful hearts. Turns out they are sinners like the rest of us. : )
And while I'm confessing:
Although I never take a picture of it for this blog, my house is often very messy.
And every time it seems I'm sooo creative, you can bet I probably stole the idea from someone else.
OK. Just wanted to keep it real. I'm off to find something to move to a new location in the house and then out to find some low maintenance plants. Pray for their survival. : )