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Discipline

 Discipline

 

In my mind Discipline is a dirty word.  This year, I’m really challenging myself to be disciplined.  I often look over my life and wonder why things aren’t happening but often fail to look within.

What do I mean fail to look within?  We’ll I believe discipline starts with faith.  I believe that GOD has a plan and is working within each of us. (Jeremiah 1:5  Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart)

I trust GOD and I trust that he is working within my life.  He’s paved a path for me, but yet I don’t follow.  Why?  Because I lack discipline.  GOD is working through me, not for me.  I know I’ve got to be more disciplined and do the work.  Being lazy is only going to take me longer to get where he wants me to go.

If you feel like you are not getting where you need to go, stop and evaluate what steps have you taken to get where you want to go.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with debt?  We’ll ask yourself…What changes have you made to get out of debt?

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 14:23  All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk only leads to poverty and in Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Whatever your life is lacking, you need to find discipline.  Then do what it takes to make it happen and know that GOD has your back!

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I Almost Resigned being a Stay at Home Mom

I’ve been a stay at home mom for 3 years and right now I hate it. I’m exhausted! I feel like I’m so far underwater with everything and the tide just keeps raging in and I can’t come up for air. I enjoy being home for my family, but I don’t enjoy the duties that come along with it. When I’m working – I feel more adapted to deal with all of the crap that is handed to me, because I’m getting paid for it. At home I don’t. I just try to take it and smile as if I enjoy it and that’s really hard to do.

I almost resigned being a Stay at Home Mom.

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Trusting God With Our Finances

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It’s been a while since I’ve written about my faith and trusting God.  I’m a strong believer of tithing and my intentions are to doing a post every Sunday as a way to give back on my blog as well.  I hope you’ll find my Sunday Stories to be encouraging.

About 2 years ago our financial situation was very stressful. I wasn’t really putting God  first with our finances. I would tithe a few dollars here and there, but that year was the year we disciplined ourselves to tithe 10% of our salary.  Once we started tithing I felt God challenging me more and more to give.  I didn’t understand why God would challenge me to give more when I was already doing what the Bible said to do.  Wouldn’t it have made more sense for him to challenge me when I was only giving a few dollars?  I just didn’t understand and Trusting God with this was really hard.

I know that money is one of the biggest things I struggle with. Trusting that God will provide and take care of everything, just didn’t seem possible.  Maybe it’s because of all my years in finance, 2+2=4 Right?   That made it so hard for me to think outside of the box.  How could God change that?  Why would he?   Needless did I know that he would show me how.

One Sunday, God challenged me to give $300 dollars, and this really freaked me out.  Why would God want me to do this.  It was more than what we normally tithed and if we tithed this, it would cause all of our bills to fall behind.  It didn’t make sense to me.  Truly God wouldn’t want me to do this and spend our next few paychecks catching up on late fees and cause our bills to fall behind.  I even went so far to questioned God on whether or not I was hearing him correctly.  So I threw my hands up and said Lord I’ll do what you want, no matter what!  Just so I can know that I’m actually hearing you, can you tell my husband to confirm the amount you want me to give.  Right before we left, I grabbed a check from the checkbook and was ready to give, but I really wasn’t Trusting God.

When we got to Church , I was hesitant.  I didn’t really know how to ask my husband, but I did.  I asked my husband how much I was supposed to give, he said I don’t know, that’s between you and God.  (He knew I was struggling with this extra giving) I said I know, but I want you to tell me the amount. He said, ” $300.00 and I don’t know why I know that.” Now you must understand that my husband doesn’t remember things like this.  Specific amounts especially.  He can buy gas, and a few minutes later forget the amount he put in the gas tank.  All I could do was smile and thank the Lord for showing me that I was hearing him correctly.  I was happy to reach into my purse and write my check.  However my check, wasn’t a check it was a deposit slip.

God tested me!  He wanted to teach me to trust him and I passed!  Once I understood that, I no longer felt the feeling that I needed to give that money.  God showed me that I don’t need to struggle with my money.  He showed me I just needed to trust him and he will provide.    I was so relived and comforted that I knew from this point on trusting God would be easier.

Even though the things we encounter may not make sense to us, just remember it doesn’t have to.  We will never know the answers as long as we breath air on this earth.  Trusting God is hard, I guess that why it’s called faith.

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