Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I just want to do whatever I want!

Why don’t you understand that? 

This is something I fight with myself about.  This is something I struggle with a lot these days.  This feeling comes in wave patterns it seems. 
I do wonderfully for quite awhile.  I’m patient with my kids, my house is somewhat kept up (as much is as normal with 4 littles), menus are planned and executed, I am in the Word on a regular basis and I FEEL His power within me.  Then comes the OTHER times.
I’m short tempered and impatient with my kids.  I can’t even put a to do list together because I can’t figure out where to start first, I pray quick “help me get through this day (moment)” prayers sporadically and I’m constantly tired and in my sweatpants.

Good lord SERIOUSLY Lord  do NOT let me become “THAT” mom!!!
BUT, how easy does that happen when you are at home all day with little ones that outnumber you and you haven’t showered in a couple days and you’d rather sleep in until 6 or 7 when the kids get up than work out in the morning OR read your bible before the little ones take over the day?

How do you prioritize that first part of the morning to do what you KNOW gives you energy when you don’t have the energy to begin?

And most of all today:


What have you been learning in the Bible?  Please join myself and these fantastic ladies for this encouraging linkup!  

Sarah at Fontenot Four 
Falen at Upward Not Inward 
Kelly at Exceptionalistic 

Tales of Beauty for Ashes

Into the Word Wednesday Blog Hop Rules:
1. Write a post about what God is teaching you this week.
2.  Follow the host and hostess. 
3. Grab a button to put on your blog - the more the merrier!
4. Check out (and comment) other people's blogs and be blessed by all the sisters and brothers around the world!


  1. Very great post and inspirational bible verses!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!


  2. How hard it is to not look at my own interests, but the interests of others. Thank you, dear friend, for the reminder.

  3. It is easy to get sucked into the sweatpants, exhaustion, just keeping up to survive until tomorrow mentality. Huge hugs to you dear!! At the same time, that you even consider or think about diving into the word or working out in the morning *while having four young'ens running around* speaks volumes! You're doing something right and your heart pours out in this post.

    We all struggle! You are doing awesome! Those verses are great life verses!!


  4. Oh I need to start doing this on Wed with you all! I love this Kelly! I am right there where you are at.

    I start my day off early with hot tea, my bible, and journal and sit before the Lord, it doesnt have to be long, but just enough to get God in your spirit for the day. I also have a problem with my patience, not sure why, but I have to pace myself, when I feel my blood boiling and I am about to yell or get upset at the kids, I just say Lord help me and he does, my tone is where it should be.

    I will be joining in next week! Thanks for hosting and sharing!

  5. I struggle w/ this too. The flesh vs. the spirit. It's a constant pull. And it makes me weary! Clinging to God's word is our only strength. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for writing this for me! ;) You described my feelings well. I pray for God to make me a selfless person, and at the time I feel Him working, it feels like Satan is there to attack as well. We must hold strong and stay grounded in Him! Thanks for the encouraging verses. :)

  7. You are NOT alone! I could have written this exact post and I don't have 4 little ones. I struggle too. I want to do my thing...which is what I do after everything is taken care of for everyone else.

  8. I'm just finishing up week 12 of the Good Morning Girls Proverbs 31 study. I have thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for linking up with Simply Helping Him this week! :) Blessings!

  9. man romans 12: 12 is like what I NEED right now! thank you for this..and idk why i haven't linked up..this up my alley..! :) i have this struggle too!

  10. I love this Kelly. It's so great to hear your honesty and I LOVE the scriptures you chose to highlight. That reading everyday thing really does work(wink, wink)


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