Thoughts on what God has been teaching me throughout the week!
Hello Sunday friends!
I went to a young ladies Bible study this past week for the first time!
If you can believe it, I am actually not the most outgoing human in the world (hence working from home) so it was totally scary. BUT, it started like this:
As I’ve told you before, The Hubs works one week on, one week off. Which means, he works every other weekend. Which means that we were only going to church every other weekend.
But, for some reason, last Saturday night I just reallllllly felt God telling me that I needed to put aside my desires to do ALL the work on Sunday while Hubs worked, and I needed to go to church. Like, alone.
ALL BY MYSELF.
But, after arguing with Him that I could just listen to a sermon and it would be the same, I did it!
And, it just so happened to be the day that they were focusing on small groups….which is something I have KNOWN I should be doing, but I always get into the mindset of “I just don’t have time” OR “well, we will probably be moving next year, so I don’t want to make friends and then have to be sad and leave them.”
Well, alone-Taylor decided to go check the tables out and see if anything looked interesting.
Low and behold there was a group for 20-30 year old ladies that met about 5 minutes from my house.
Okay, God, I GET IT.
So, after more arguing with God that I have 2 trips, and will be launching something here on the blog (stay tuned) all within the next 2 weeks, so I REALLY need those 2 hours to work (I even drafted the “sorry, I’m not coming email” to the leader of the group!)….well, He won.
AND, I REALLY ENJOYED IT. All the girls were SO welcoming, so friendly and totally the kind of people I think that I could really “do life with.”
So, I am really excited about the start of this!
Even crazier? One of your key verses that we studied was Luke 12:22 “Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.”
So, I felt God telling me to be open with these totally-new-to-me ladies about my struggles with food, anorexia, and body image in the very first hour of meeting them.
And, they were so accepting and didn’t look at me like I’m some nut job. That was SUCH a blessing.
Anyway, I realize this wasn’t REALLY a reflection….but, going to church alone, joining a group, and laying aside my desires (being a crazy work-a-holic who has no times for, dare I say it, FRIENDS) for the desires I know that God has for me, is a step of faith for this girl. And, I just wanted to share!
Now, it’s your turn. What have you felt God telling you to do, but maybe you’re making an excuse to not do it? Let’s hold each other accountable!