Let go and Let God

I’m finding “let go and let God” a common theme in my life right now.  A mantra I keep needing to repeat over and over again when something isn’t going my way.   I don’t see myself as a controlling person (it’s not what I would consider one of my strongholds, believe me, I have others.).  But, when looking back at situations I’m going through it seems to be what I keep going back to.  FullSizeRender

I feel this intense responsibly for how things workout and it’s really not my job.  When I’m faced with a conflict in a relationship, parenting, finances ect. I find myself having this big discussion with God on different ways to fix the problem.  Lord maybe if you do this than this will happen and it will all work out.  I’ve got some good ideas!  I do come up with some elaborate scenarios in my head.   When I realize what I’m doing, I laugh at myself and can just picture the big guy shaking his head at me and saying Ang, I got this I don’t need you to come up with ideas for me.  What I need you to do is just listen to me and be obedient in what I’m impressing upon your heart to do and I got the rest.

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Then I got to thinking and I asked myself am I doing that?  Well… I just drew a blank and had no idea.  In the last six month I have started keeping a prayer journal so I went back through it and started looking at what some of my prayers were and jotted down some things I thought the holy spirit was asking me to do. I wanted something tangible to look at and the first three things on my list were:

  • Let go and let God
  • Trust Him
  • Be patient

All of those things are really hard for me and I’m not perfect by any means, but I can say that those top three thing I have been dilegently trying to do.  I keep trying and he keeps reminding me. Lol, sometimes I feel like a little kid that needs to be reminded over and over again util it sticks.  I’m so thankful for His patience, Amen!

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Realizing that I’m not responsible for how things are worked out but what we need to do is the what God asks us to do. This is a really heavy weight lifted off my shoulders and one that I’m not equipped to carry, but He is!

So again I tell myself to LET GO AND LET GOD.

So I can take a deep breath relax and enjoy the little things in life like tissue paper flowers.  I’m getting ready for a little party at my house and thought it would be fun to add some color and spring to the inside of my house.  Ok…Ok… it’s my birthday this month and I wanted an excuse to tape big tissue paper flowers to my wall.

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They’re are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest on how to make these so I’ll spare you all the details.

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A couple tips I found out while making them though was:

  • I used 5 pieces of tissue paper for the body of the flower
  • 2 pieces of tissue for the center of the flower
  • I secured it with curling ribbon (it doesn’t need to be tight)
  • Fluff  then tape to your wall with painter tape

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God Bless,

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P.S. just in case you need another reminder like I do –  “Let go and Let God.”

 

 

 

Believing in the Power of Prayer, part one

Maybe a week after Beau’s accident a friend of mine sent me a message. ” Heidi, you should tell your story.”  I didn’t even know she knew the story. You see a lot of people, people I know well don’t know this story.  But come to find out she was at church the Sunday I shared.  It was the only time I shared in a big group setting…because to be honest, I’m not a public speaker.  People laugh when I say that and don’t believe me because of my job where I’m always in front of people.. Yeah, serving coke and peanuts at 35,000 feet is not like speaking in front of people….WAY different.  But it’s a great story and one that should be told more often. Especially when we aren’t feeling hopeful of situations or hopeful that God is hearing our prayers, but he is. I am thankful that Ang already knew this story before Beau’s accident. Because it’s a story of hope, God’s grace and healing.   I have been wanting to share this story with Marybeth , because she is in need of hope too.  This story was meant to be shared  but it’s way out of my comfort zone to share something so intimate.  But sometimes we are pulled to share, God calls us to do things that make us uncomfortable and that’s what he is doing here. Ok,so maybe he has been encouraging me to share for a long time now but I wasn’t listening.  So bare with me because this story is a long one and I’m a little scared and uncomfortable,  so I am doing it in parts. Thanks for the encouragement Julianne, because of your encouragement, I’m finally writing my story…. here it goes! Continue reading