This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
When we obey God’s commands and pray for His will in our lives, we can let go in crazy moments and give Him room to move. His will for us is to live life to the full (John 10:10)! We can’t do that if we try to swim out of life’s craziness without Him. We’ll surely drown, or at the very least deplete our strength trying. Default to His strength, and practice letting go. When we obediently follow Him, listen to and do what the Word says, His peace will guard our hearts and minds (Philippians 4:4-7).
When we try to control the craziness, in our kids or life in general, we spin our wheels. Hopping on the reactive roller coaster of emotion is a sure way to crash like a toddler coming off a sugar high. Hold onto what matters most—Him—and let go. Focus on getting the dead-fish eating toddler down for her nap, and then choose to see the funny antidotes in it.
Repeat God’s truths to the child being bullied: above all, love others; always forgive right away; find the good in others; God loves you; you matter; He has a purpose for you; hurt people hurt people. In hard moments, I need to repeat His truths to my children, and myself. When life goes crazy, love like Jesus and hold onto Him for dear life.
Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. She stepped out of her comfort zone, and her Marketing career, to obey God’s call to stay home and be “Mom” in 2011. From that step of obedience her blog, Sunny&80, was born, a way to retain the funny everyday moments of motherhood. Meg is also a freelance writer and author of “Friends with Everyone.” She loves teaching God’s Word and leading her Monday morning Bible study, being a mom, distance running and photography. Meg resides in Northern Ohio with her husband, two daughters, and Golden-Doodle … all avid Cleveland Browns fans.
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