I often say, “You do what you want to do.” I have seen it modeled all of my life. Good intentions come and go, like waves of the sea. Words can be empty. Actions are more telling…
So we must choose. Choose to choose well.
As STUCK as we might feel, perhaps we aren’t really stuck. Perhaps, we are choosing to stay stuck and complain about it.
Lately we have been making some intentional moves as a family. It is something we are choosing. It is something God is leading.
So the STUCK-NESS I had been feeling is no longer true for me. I feel FREE!
I chose it.
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, Holly, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. Galation 5:1, says.
But we choose slavery, over and over and over again. We choose poorly, I think.
Lately some of the intentional moves I have been making personally have given me a FRESH NEW perspective.
I am choosing to eat differently. I am feeling healthier and better than I have in a LONG TIME. But I had to FIRST choose it. Let me point out that I am not giving up any type of food, I am just eating it better. I talked about it here.
I am choosing to look for things for our family to do that is outside the boring NORM that we tend to fall prey to…routine. So I just sent my Chris a picture of this and said, let’s make this a plan for September. Oh. My. WORD! Can you even?
I am choosing DAILY to do something that feeds my soul–enjoying taking time to be still, reading books, being creative and crafty, pinning again (and I don’t just pin the recipes and crafts, I PLAN FOR them, too!
This sabbatical from social media has been such a FOR ME choice. it isn’t for everyone. But it has been the most FOR ME thing I have done in a long time. I plan to stay on Pinterest (which I never gave up, because it isn’t a stumbling stone for me, but a gift). And I plan to only come back to Instagram (in October), because I miss everyone so much and their pictures make me smile!
Also, and this has been hard for me lately, I am putting whatever is in my hand down and trying to CHOOSE to be an active listener to others.
It is all about our choices. You really DO do what you want. Now pray to want differently.