A new semester starts today, and I am gearing up to face this challenge. It is not going to be an easy task, as I am retaking a class I previously did not do so well in. And taking another course that is very intense. This is a test of all my faculties and my faith. I am trusting God to help me make it through this semester. It has not been easy going to school over the last 8 months, my fibromyalgia has gotten progressively worse.
With my illness growing and my ability to fit growing weaker it feels, all I can do is trust that the Lord has me on this path for a reason. Yesterday was a challenging day, as we went to worship, had a cub scouting event, and then a church picnic. By the end of the day I was completely spent. But I know all of those events were worthwhile and an important part of life. Worship is necessary to praise God and grow closer to Him, with his people. My boys needed to go to the event so they could grow their friendships and learn to be good sports, and the picnic was needed to get to know people since this is a new church body we are attending.
So part of my next challenge is just finding out if this new church is for my family and I and so far it seems like a good fit. It is just different than what we have been used to for so long, which may actually be a good thing. I am trying to find my place possibly in the church of where I can be used for the glory of God, and grow in my relationship with Him and His people. Doing all of this while still being a chronically ill student, husband, father, cub scout den leader, small group leader, and more.
I am trying to learn to not rely on my own ability but on the Spirit to guide me in the things that I am doing. I am probably wasting valuable time for studying writing this post, but I wanted to inform you all of some of the things going on in my life and the challenges I face on a daily basis. I have learned that I cannot just sit back and expect things to happen I have to work hard to make them happen, and sometimes that hard work is going to have some consequences physically. But usually there is going to be a positive outcome from putting in such an effort.
I would ask that if you are a praying people that you would add me to your prayer list, that I would glorify God in all that I do. That I have the wherewithal to do all that is placed before me, especially passing my classes, leading my family well, and setting a godly example for all I come in contact with.
Question: What are somethings you struggle with and are having to trust in the Lord for more than you ever imagined?