Emily began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20's, and recently released her first book, Yielded in His Hands (eLectio Publishing). She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma while still being able to freelance write. Believing she has been forgiven of much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power. If you would like to connect with Emily or learn more about her book, you can visit her website: www.emilyrosemassey.com
It’s been a tough couple months for me, not gonna lie. Stress levels have been high. Nap times are fleeting and becoming very few and far between. Our family is currently diligently seeking debt freedom via Dave Ramsey‘s plan, my husband is working his tale off with 60 hour work weeks. Needless to say, the days (and nights) have been very long.
When momma needs are break, she has to try to get up before the sun or stay up late once everyone is asleep, but my body is just tired and needs rest.
My soul is longing to release creative expression, but I don’t have very much mental clarity to sit down and let the writing flow right now.
It is WAY TOO EASY to complain and whine.
And I will be the first to admit that I have had my moments…
…but I know God wants me to find contentment regardless of my circumstances. He is pleased when I am grateful, even when my eyes can’t see past the junk and funk.
The word the Lord keeps whispering to my heart (when I’m still enough to hear Him) is FOCUS.
The verb form’s definition of “focus” stirred me.
“Adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly.”
Prevailing level of light.
As a Christian, I know who the “prevailing level of light” is.
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5 NKJV).
How easy it is for us to focus on what is right in front of our noses! How easy it is to get caught up in the chaos of life and lose our hope!
But looking to the Lord shines a light on the reality of the circumstances and brings clarity once again!
I’m choosing to readjust my focus on the Light today and trusting that I will be able to experience God’s peace no matter what my eyes see!
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