This morning I was able to go to a little "Mom's tea." (I actually have no idea what they called it. All I knew it was for homeschool moms - I qualified- and I needed a little time away from my dear sweet children)
It was great to fellowship with other veteran moms especially one in particular. We were talking about how God doesn't give us more than we can handle. (So when he gives me three two year olds - He knows that He created me to be their mommy)
I was thinking about this on the way home and having a little counseling session in my head with myself. (Yes, I have these frequently when I have time by myself)
Here were my thoughts:
"Yes, God does know that I can handle what he gives, BUT he is NOT expecting me to do this alone. I will not walk into church and tell everyone that I have it ALL together. No, in fact, He is putting me in this situation so that I can become dependent on him, while learning to ask for help when I need it. He is expecting me to feel a much wider range of emotions - cry more, laugh more and I will probably need more sleep."
So many times we peer into other people's lives and think - "Boy, they have it all together." No - not really - that is a lie that Satan wants us to believe so we become stuck in this comparison game or the denial that we need to help our fellow neighbor. When in all reality, we are all struggling with something. I think it would be such a break-through in the American Church if we would start to be real with each other. No more masquerading around something we are not - that is perfect.
Life as we know it will quickly change, but isn't that life? I don't want to live a comfortable happy life...I want to live a life that is hard and joyous all in the same breath.