There are several times when I have felt like I just couldn’t win no matter what I did. Running late in the morning, off to a bad start, yelling at the kids, wishing that I could be that sweet voiced mother even though I wanted to scream. But, what I have learned is that I can.
Hey, I took a few weeks of and it felt so good. If you follow me on social media you can see what I’ve been up to this summer such as summer vacation and my business, but other than that, God is good.
So, I titled this blog, You gotta get up, because I have to be honest. Sometimes I need to be my own cheerleader and this is exactly what I tell myself. Ladies, have you ever felt like everything in life is just weighing on you and if the wind blows just right, it could blow you over. Lets talk…
Have you ever really struggled to trust and believe that God is who he says he is? I know I’ve been in that place several times and in the midst, found myself wondering how I got there.
Motivation can be hard especially during the summer months when you want to take the week off and and head to the beach. But, where I really struggle with staying motivated is during the school year when the kids are in school and all of their activities keep me hoping from one thing to another. Do they have their uniforms for practice? Who needs help with homework? Is there a PTO meeting tonight? (I’ll be honest, I rarely make these.) And my daily prayer… Lord, please keep everyone healthy. Then there are the occasional late night trips to the store for those I-need-this-by-tomorrow items. Motivation can die quickly.
Life can be rough and tough and is not always fair. On certain days I feel as if I give and give and never get what seems like an equal return. “Wheres my blessing for being so committed?” Have you ever felt that way? Im sure its just a moment in time certain days, however, it feels like eternity.
Loyalty. According to the dictionary it is,”the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.” (Dictionary.com). In life there are many things that I consider myself loyal to. I am loyal to my church, a few close friends, family, husband, children, and also you could include my favorite clothing and running shoe brand. Last, theres my favorite supplement and nutrition company that has helped me make adjustments to my health, and I will probably be a Lifer to them as well. Has there ever been a time in your life where you struggled with being loyal? Heres my dilemma…
In this day and age, there are plenty of women who feel they aren’t enough. The have insecurities with themselves, in their marriages, raising children, in their careers, and in the social and relationship world. I used to feel like I needed to compete with every single woman every time I walked out of the house. I would feel as though I wasn’t skinny enough, I wasn’t pretty enough, I needed more make-up, or my clothes didn’t fit right. But, why would I feel this way when everyone else was telling me different. To be honest, their opinions and my opinion of myself didn’t match up. I was placing myself in this bubble God never intended me to be in.
In todays world, we live in a society that wants instant gratification, but too often focus on living in the age of ‘tomorrow’. Projects get moved to tomorrow, as well as to-do lists, home improvements, vacations, and even spending time with the family. Trust me when I say I am including myself in this as well.