A few months ago I felt like the world around me was caving in.

I tried counting my blessings.  I tried just powering through everything. 

The truth is I didn’t really have anything to complain about other than the sheer amount of work I was doing.  No one in the family was ill.  Nothing catastrophic was happening. 

In my head though I wasn’t keeping up.  My mind and body were in shut down mode. I didn’t want to do anything. I was ready to quit everything and start from scratch. 

With another semester until hubby’s graduation, quitting was impossible. 

Then I heard this…


Oh!  Through ALL things.  ALL things.

I was still very happy being a wife and a mom.  I simply wasn’t happy with the amount of work I had to do. 

Then I did the unthinkable. 

I volunteered my time.  Time I already felt I didn’t have. 

Volunteering.  Giving time away. 

With money tighter than ever (like when we were newlyweds and broker than broke), it seemed almost silly. I could be using that time to work more hours, clean my house more, relax even.  

The co-founder of the organization was overwhelmed when I met her.  A large group of us showed precisely when she needed us.  She had a lot of promises from a lot of people.  People I went though orientation with that fell off the face of the planet shortly after the meeting.

I’m not saying that volunteering solved my grumpiness but it certainly did put things in perspective. 

I was needed and it wasn’t ‘work.’  Well, I was still working but somehow it didn’t feel like work.  It felt like serving.  It was serving.  It was an example to my kids that it’s not always about the money.  I’ve explained to the oldest and even had him help out.

I feel I was led there.  I had thought about it for a few years and at a time when I thought I couldn’t handle another plate in the air…it all came together flawlessly. 

I started doing something new that I’m very passionate about at a time when I already felt overwhelmed. 

He can do amazing things.  By listening and doing as I was led, He filled my life in a new and amazing way!

Are you feeling a tug in a direction you are unsure of?  My advice?  Listen and follow!!  <—–  tweet


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2 comments on “Through ALL things {Into the Word Wednesday}

  1. Jaimie

    Ah, yes. ALL THINGS. Even the things that seem most discouraging, or hardest to do– it is Christ who gives us strength to do them! Thank you for this reminder. <3

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