I have generally tried over the 4.5 years that I’ve been blogging not to share our ‘dirty laundry’ here. I have hesitated because I don’t want to tell everything there is to tell to the world. However, I have also wondered if I should be so careful because I don’t want to give someone who is reading the impression that things are always perfect around here. You know, I don’t want others to feel condemned (like it can be so easy to do) when reading about my accomplishments, activities, etc., etc. So I have often thought I should share more of the ‘bad’. I haven’t really. Perhaps on occasion, but not in detail.
Something happened in the middle of the night last night that I was rejoicing about, and I SO wanted to tell everyone about it because it is really a big deal for us! That is what has caused me to decide I want to be more transparent. In my life and with this blog. I am going to do my best not to worry about how someone might use what I write here against me, what others may think, how I may be judged. Instead, I want to share the joys, the struggles, my thoughts, my successes and my failures. All in an effort to draw people to the One in whom I place my hope, because ultimately, that is what I really want to accomplish with this…..point it all back to Him. Others need to know that any success I find? It’s His! Any failures? They are all mine, but He is with me through them! God is always there with His arms open wide, just waiting for us to relinquish our hold on our lives and submit everything to Him.
His plan is perfect.
We can trust Him.
I’ll share more next time about the reason I was rejoicing last night……