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How to Go with Jesus

How to Go with Jesus

Life gets so hectic. It gets busy. It gets overwhelming.

Many times, I sit with two children screaming their heads off and I don’t even know what to do. Or, I look at a pile of work that needs to be done, but I have no time. Or, look at the Mount Everest of trials and I have no idea how to ski down.

In these moments, I have to wonder – what do I send?

Do I send love?
Life?
Encouragement?
Empowerment?
Peace?
Joy?

Or, do I send irritation, aggravation and frustration?

Because a lot of the time, the world seems to act on me. It seems to send me into a tailspin. One where I just spin in circles trying to grab hold of a tail I can never quite reach.

And, my aggravation, at my lack of control, often sends me on a rampage to dump frustration on those I love.

My environment becomes a result of my circumstances.

I know God calls me to rise above this, but why can’t I? What holds me back?

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. (Phil. 4:8)

Is it that I send my mind down roads of thought that they shouldn’t be traveling on?

When life breaks down, when circumstances come to topple – I can choose to send my heart to Jesus. I can choose to send my thoughts to the Word of God. I can choose to send out to others a heart that ministers to their needs, instead of one that is being swallowed up with mine.

Jesus will help me.
He understands trials.
He knows the chaos of life.
He has the right answer for me.
He can get me through.

Jesus, you have told me to go. Send me down your paths, send my according to your ways. Send me, so that I may find true, joyful and meaningful life – because when you send, no one who is encountered by you is ever the same.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • I love this – “I can choose to send out to others a heart that ministers to their needs, instead of one that is being swallowed up with mine.” As a mom of 4-year-old twin girls, married to a pastor, and a biblical counselor, there’s no shortage of needs that present themselves to me on a daily basis. But so often what I’m “sending” instead of the grace of Jesus is the attitude of “what a burden!” or frustration/annoyance. Thank you for these words. I needed them today.

    • Heather, I am so glad that these words spoke to you. I am right there with you – so convicted and grace filled by the love of Christ – all at the same time. He is so good to bring us to truth. I loved that you visited today. You sure do a lot. I am praying over all of this right now for you.

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts from this week’s fmf prompt. I like how you described that our responses to situations in life are ways that we can “send” our feelings, thoughts, and ourselves essentially. Most importantly, that this is a conscious thought and not just reaction. Also like the lovely look of your blog! Blessings from a fellow mom juggling precious babies and life 🙂

    • Thank you so much for visiting. It is a joy to have you come alongside me to journey through these feelings. The juggle is never easy, is it? Please visit again. I would love to get to know you more!

  • Ahhh, I love this: “Send me, … because when you send, no one who is encountered by you is ever the same.” Thanks for that reminder that God sends and changes me along the way. Amen!

    • Karen, yes! I am so with you. I want to be the vehicle to other’s transformation. Let’s be sent by him and love through him. It can be so hard, but we can do it with Christ who strengthens us. Love your comment and love your words.

  • What encouraging words! I know for me, I also struggle as I sit at the keyboard ready to pound out my aggravation yet God calls us to encourage others and send out those words to build and not tear down! Thank you! 🙂

    • Thank you Rachel for the comment. I so value your feedback and I am delighted that my words encouraged you. You are so right – it can be easy to just let it go…but God so loves it when we tame our tongue!

  • Great word! Something so many of us struggle with. I appreciate this challenge and reminder! Thanks so much for writing and linking up with Five Minute Friday! Blessings on your weekend!

  • Yes thanks I appreciate hearing this today look right to me I decree declare believe this message and receive it according to his word in Jesus mighty name amen absolutely forever

  • Hmmmm…Oh how I can relate to this. But it is so encouraging to know that though He has sent me, He is yet walking alongside me! Thanks again Kelly!

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