Saturday, September 24, 2011

Challenging Week

I have come in to blog time and time again during the past week and find myself frustrated and closing out the box. This past week has been one of the most challenging that we've had in a really long time. We tend to be "silver lining" type people but I must admit we let this week get to us. It just seemed that the more we tried to resolve one issue, another issue came on. While none of these trials are HUGE, the fact that they kept piling on was very overwhelming.

Kevin is getting ready to embark on a new adventure of leadership in our church. When he was called to serve in that capacity, so many people kept coming up to us telling us how our family was going to blessed. Well I admit with shame that at one point this week, I found myself looking up to the Heavens and saying "WHERE ARE THE BLESSINGS?!?!" I'm not proud to admit that but it's true. At one point I realized that when we are doing the things we are supposed to, the adversary works harder to cause us to have self-doubt and frustration.

Just because I realized that doesn't mean that those things have gone away, but I know that we can handle them better. Kevin will be taking leave this week and I am stepping away from volunteer land for the week as well. We are going to refocus and get our family back on track.

A friend had this posted on her facebook page and I found it quite fitting.

"There are too many people praying for the mountains of difficulty to be removed, when what they really need is the courage to climb them.” – Raili A. Jeffery


Jessica said...

I love that quote! I hope your family gets to refocus and everything comes together for you.

John, Heather, Emma, Lily & Jana said...

I agree that someone is working overtime to discourage you. John 16:33 says, "In this world you will have trouble but take heart! I have overcome the world" HUGS!! Transition into ministry is always a struggle but with faithfullness and hard work the blessings will come!!