What is the one thing that defines you?
This is the question my friend & sister in Christ asked me today. It was a question that came after an emotional conversation about ups & downs in our finances that we've had over the last several months. I've been SO GRATEFUL that we've had my coaching income to help ups along, but I've seriously been contemplating going back to work too. The truth is every time I've thought about it I feel physically ill because I know that's not what the Lord wants for me or my family. But ya know you know the old saying.."You gotta do what you gotta do", right? 🤷
Sometimes when walking in Faith; it's hard to know that you're doing it right. At least I think so, maybe it's because I still feel so new in my Faith or maybe it's because I'm a Type A personality. It really just boils down to a lot of praying and LISTENING. And I don't always know that I'm hearing God correctly.
Then today as our youth group lead our service we were reminded that when you're growing closer to God and doing the things he wants for us, it puts a target on our backs. Satan doesn't want joy and happiness for us. We were reminded that he Prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour!
This reminder gave me clarity because I KNOW that the worldy hardships that we're facing are Satan's work.
We've never been stronger or closer to the Lord, as a family, as we are right now. So Satan is bringing everything he has at us!
What he forgets is that my God is MIGHTY & POWERFUL. I stand on the promises that God had made. Not on the scare tactics that Satan uses.
Every time he throws something at us I will use it as a sign that we are closer & closer to the path the Lord has made for us!
So what is the ONE THING that defines me? Being a mom! I know that goes against everything we hear in today's society about women having their own identity, etc. But one thing I've ALWAYS known from the time I was a little girl is that I was made to be a mom & a caretaker. It's amazing that the Lord has brought me to something that allows me to do both. Being a coach allows me to care for others while being a present mom. ❤️ No wonder Satan is trying to stop that.