We're adults; when did that happen?

6.19.2009

So this whole becoming an adult thing, I'm not too sure about it. You have bills to pay, more responsibilities than ANYONE should, jobs that take up at LEAST 40 hours of your week, and never enough time to get time in with the people you love. I've been struggling lately with the Andrew's work schedule and that we have maybe 2 and a half days that we see each other for more than a hour. And for some reason, it's been getting to me a lot more lately then it used to. I know it's the enemy clinging on to a weakness...but you know what, in moments of weakness and strength, I stand in Truth. And I trust that God will give me wisdom and grace to handle this situation just as it should be handled. I am also coming to the realization that I do not handle my moments of weakness as I should. As opposed to running to God, I shy away. I see that I do this and know it's wrong, but then my lovely pride gets in the way, and it's just an ugly circle. It is definitely something that I'm I need to pray about more and trust that God's hand will move in my life in a way that I've never known. Praise God for His strength in our shortcomings as well as our triumphs!

ANOTHER thing about this adult thing, is that more and more of my friends are engaged and/or already married. Which I love seeing as how I'm one of those crazy married girls, but it's still kind of bizarre that I'm in the majority now rather than the minority. Alisha Burger (soon to be McGinn) is getting married roughly 11 hours from now and I am so excited. They are an amazing couple and I love that God has placed them together. So maybe this whole adult thing isn't so terrible...but I still very supportive of being a big kid. It's good for the soul.

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
(Matthew 18:2-6)

Boundaries

6.07.2009

"Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them."--Grey's Anatomy

Okay, so maybe once I finish this post you may believe that this quote was an odd one to start with, but at the same time, I believe it fits. In Sunday school we've started a series about boundaries in marriage and I think it's going to be extremely interesting and helpful. One thing that stuck out to me this morning was this; boundaries have to be permeable--good stuff needs to come in and bad stuff needs to stay out. If you are so closed off to the good stuff God is giving you OR if you are not closed off enough and ANYTHING can come into your life, those things are bad. Boundaries are made in order to provide, well, order. I think that this series will provide a lot of insight into our own relationship and how we do things and how we can better some of those. Hopefully as the weeks progress, I can fill in the huge gaps I left in this post! I may be excited about it, but i'm still kinda fuzzy on a lot of the details.

 
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