Are your dreams on hold? I think 2020 has us all feeling that way. In this post, I’ll share six reasons why pausing your dreams is OK.
Whether it’s quarantine barriers, not fully trusting He can help, being overwhelmed by distractions, crippled by fear, or unwilling to release control, why do we wait to take our fears, doubts, worries, and control to Him?
Our God is longing to hear our voice, for us to trust him with our fears and with our hearts…
I think about people on the front lines and parents both working full-time jobs on top of this homeschooling saga and feel guilty even bringing my hard to the table. But you guys, this is hard for everyone. And everyone else’s hard doesn’t make yours any less hard.
What was your favorite thing about me today, mommy?
This has become our new routine, one she won’t let me forget. Every night, as I tuck her in, I tell her. Every night, she asks.
What if we met people where they’re at rather than where we want them to be?
What if we used this time of being home with our family, this time of putting schedules and pickups and activities on hold, to really learn each other better?
When you wake up tomorrow, you can try to be kinder and love harder. You can try to not watch TV (or eat chocolate or scroll Facebook) even if you slipped today.
What if we teach our kids to be confident in who they are by the way we live our lives?
In God’s eyes, there is only love and nothing you’ve ever done, do, or will do can change that.
How much more purposeful would life be if we silenced the distractions getting in the way of what matters most?
What if we celebrated each drawer we organized, closet we rearranged, and tote we took to Goodwill? I don’t expect my toddlers to learn to tie their shoes the first time they try. Why don’t I approach my goals with the same forgiving standards?