Well, let's see....I'll probably ramble in this post, but here goes: I've come to the realization that there's a lot of "stuff" in me that I need to let go of, or more accurately, allow God to cleanse me of. I also started the Atkins diet this week. I need to lose 3o lbs.--you know, that same 30 lbs. I mentioned I needed to lose a year ago. :( I'm fed up with myself! During my quiet time Sunday morning before church, as I was reading my Bible and praying, I came to see that this extra weight is an outward manifestation of an inward problem: sin. I've got some attitudes and some things from my past that I've allowed to build up inside me. I'm letting it all go, through the strength and endurance that only comes from the Holy Spirit living in me. I'm ready to be free. I'm also reading Breaking Free by Beth Moore. God is really using this book to speak to my heart. Also, toward the end of next month, I'm going to start teaching a Bible study on Beth Moore's newest book So Long Insecurity. If any of you ladies are brave enough, I'd love for you to leave a comment on this post about what insecurities you struggle with. I'll go first:
1) Body image
2)Marriage--am I a good wife? is my marriage as good as ________'s?
3)Motherhood--are my kids as smart, well-behaved, Godly as ________'s? if they're not, is it my fault?
4)Homeschooling--is the curriculum I use the best for my children? are they really learning?
*5)Sharing my struggles with others--will they still like me? will they be so shocked that they'll never speak to me again? am I the only one that deals with this?
*This one I'm getting over, obviously. :)
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