Better Days Ahead

I'm a 45 year old woman who is on an adventure to discover the purpose in all the trials and tribulations I have gone through. As I'm trying to discover what James says, "Consider it nothing but joy my bretheren when you go through many trials, that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.
I have two wonderful children and lost my husband Rob on April 19, 2014. I live in my father and step mother's home and was taking care of my step mother until she passed just recently on March 22nd. My father works away and is hardly even here. My 24 year old son who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder moved back with us last year, but seems to be not suffering delusions currently. My 15 year old daughter was in and out of behavioral health programs last year and failed 7th grade. We had quite a fight with the school who took us to truancy court for her absences. We now have more peace because she is home schooling online with a self-pace school. I am currently questioning what I should do to support my family, but wasn't able to due to caring for my sick stepmother. I have a dream to one day be self-employed. I just feel I need to get through the hurdles that seem to keep me back. So That is what this blog is about. I'm trying to find out what fears and mindsets keep me bound and keep me from pursuing my dreams. I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me.

Monday, September 13, 2010

7 Steps of Wisdom

Step 1 - Stop
Step 2 - Wait
Step 3 - Pray
Step 4 - Search the Scriptures
Step 5 - Ask for Wise Counsel
Step 6 - Make a Decision
Step 7 - Create a Plan
I am on a journey to do these 7 steps. I am seeking how to stop and overcome not completing stuff.  I start a project and do not complete.  I start a weightloss plan and do not finish.  I starting reading books and don't finish.  I intend to get up and devote an hour to prayer and am not consistent. I will stick to a plan and ask wise counsel to keep me accountable.  I also know that I have been tempted in ways I know are wrong to give up and give into somethings that are temporary.  They don't give you lasting joy they just complicate the situation.  I want to start making money from home.  I dream of staying home and taking care of my apartment.  I desire to have freedom to minister to people and not be in a hurry.  I feel trapped in a job I hate.  More later as I must go do the daily grind.

God bless until this evening.  How does one balance everything?

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