One of the things I love about taking blogging breaks, and being still, is that I can hear God more clearly, and I am able to get a clearer vision for the season of life that I am in. This July was my blogging break month, and I will take another one in December, it is something I typically do every year and started doing a couple of years back. It seems as though once I decide to take a break from blogging that’s when life just seems to become a little more difficult. I almost feel like having a blog is a sort of distraction from what real life might be like sometimes. That’s why I like to take a break.
This July was no less crazier than last July. Often I will pray for breakthrough and it seems as though those breakthroughs do not come in ways that I expect. Sometimes there is just a huge build up of pride and fear surrounding life, and once there is a break in routine we almost need to face the reality of what we had been avoiding for a very long time.
Honestly, there is so much that I learned over the month of July, and it’s just too much to share in one post, so you will definitely hear more stories throughout the year as I process all that happened last month.
One lesson I did learn was that there is a thin line between the abundant life God wants to give us and overindulgence on our part.
During July I’ve had to do hard things in life, and truth be told life is not comfortable, fun, or full of vacations, money, and big houses. The pressure was felt to take vacations and do fun things all the time, but “life happened” during July; and I hope it helped my children to find joy in the life they have and endure the times that they just want to run away from.
July was not a fun month for me, and it was hardly relaxing. I really wish that it was those two things, but it wasn’t; however, I do feel it was exactly what I needed, and it was what my children needed.
Truth is, we all have rough seasons, but I am learning through every season it could be so much worse. I am also learning that the only way to remove myself from my self-pity during those difficult times is to help other people and focus on my blessings.
So nothing really exciting to report except that July was 100% real life; and I am thankful for that because I feel like it taught my children how to endure and to LIVE. I believe this July prepared us all as a family to glorify God, and find JOY, in every circumstance and I am SO thankful for that!
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