Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


Where I Am #1

I've been reading this great book and I hope I remember these lessons. I might want to pass  this book around a bit after I read it.

So far I've learned: "Realize that God means for you to be where you are.."
The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times  -     By: Robert J. Morgan
The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times
The year 2013 was a snake pit. I wonder how I survived. My whole being wanted to be away from here. I wanted to go. Be gone. Leave. Please be rescued. I do not know how my mind did not break. It was not something I'd wish on anyone.
I've prayed and even forgotten to pray because I was so focused on using my mind to keep calm, or think of ways I could escape.

I still have this desire to escape, but alas God thinks this is where I should be right now.

So now I focus on growing.

I don't agree with God. I can't understand what I do to deserve this, but it's not about deserving. It's about what he is using this situation to do for me. I better learn if I don't want to repeat this.

So...I guess I kinda agree with Him if it will turn out for good.

Quote from my book:
"First, He brought me here, it is by His will that I am in this strait place: in that fact I will rest. 
Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child. 
Then, He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. 
Last, in His good time He can bring me out again -- how and when He knows. "

Now if I can just remember to apply this to the situations that begs me to flee for my life.

When your mind is threatening to bust open and you can see no end to a particular situation, how do you get through the moments, minutes, hours, days?
How do you stay still?
How do you wake up for the day?

You just do.
And if you are like me, you pray hard, let go and have faith.
I believe He will not give me more than I could bear.

Here's to hope.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I've read that book, my mom has read it, my sister-in-law has read it, and two good friends of mine have read it. It's full of things that touch my heart, and I'm glad it's touching yours.

    I've seen where blocks of time in my life were so ridiculously hard that at the time I could see no reason for being there, but sure enough, many years later, it all made sense, and did turn into a blessing.

    You always seem so grounded in your faith, and I think that's the most important thing. Everything else just works out. It really does!! Of course I know that's easier to say than live, but it's solid truth. :)

    1. It is true about easier being said, but it is still true.

      There are things that I have no idea how I've stayed with my mind and I know it's God's grace.

      And there is this little part in a song that reminds me, "What if trials of this life, are your mercy in disguise?"

      Isn't that so true. Things could be many worse.
      Trust God at all times right.

      Thanks Rosey *HUGS*

    2. I just Googled it to see what verse that was, and your G+ share came up. Shared your share. :)

      That is a great thing to remember, and it's very true too. I'm glad you put it out there.

  2. Sometimes it's so hard for us to agree with God, The Universe, or whatever deity you look up to in regards to the situations they put us through. I question at times what the heck I'm doing and where I'm going with my life, but then I just have to let it go and realize everything happens for a reason, even if I don't realize what that reason might be.

    I just know this is bettering me as a person and your trials are bettering YOU Big Sis!

    1. True there will always be a lesson in our trials, just for us to learn it.
      Thanks sis.

  3. I have to get this book. There are moments I've felt what you have described...broken inside and out. Some days I still feel that way and it takes a tremendous amount of effort to hold on and to leave it all in God's hands. I am getting better at it but it is still very difficult.

    1. Thanks for sharing Tami.
      I hope you do get it. It's a blessing to be reading it and be able to see how things make better sense.

      Thank you for sharing.


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