The title of this entry probably gives away that I used to teach elementary students! Now I get to stay at home with my three little loves. One thing I know about myself, and have learned it more as I have taught school and become a momma, is that I am a doer, tasker, driver, and well at many times a "performer".
I have learned it is okay to want to accomplish a task and check off a "to-do" list (it is actually quite rewarding to me). But in the midst of it all, the Lord is teaching me to be ok with being in the middle of the process, or sometimes mess, and not always focused on the performing and only seeing the end goal.
I am uncomfortable in the middle of a process. I don't like the mess or the unfinished aspect of something. I don't like feeling like a mess myself. But the Lord is teaching me to abide in Him in His processes for me. To rest in Him. To actually enjoy the journey and the discovery with Him. This is a place where I can partake of His grace, His love and His faithfulness, to lean heavily on Him. Whether it is training my kiddos, decorating my home, getting to know a new friend, pursuing my man, or the Lord refining me, I am to enjoy the process, know that it can be slow or involved. But here is the cool thing--God is with me in each part of the process and I get to learn more about Him.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 NLT
I'm learning that for the process to have its full effect, my posture has to be right before Him! It has to be trusting and restful. Full of faith, not fear. It has to acknowledge His way and His direction.
“So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:4 NLT
He is so lovingly teaching me that it is not by my performance that I can feel accomplished or fulfilled, but it is in having the right posture toward Him and being content wherever I find myself on my journey. When my eyes are on Him, and not myself, it becomes not what I have or have not accomplished in the process, but rather being in love with Him!
Lee and her family loaded up to come to Amarillo when the Lord asked them to move here and learn more about ministry. She has been at TFC for over 5 years now and in that time has enjoyed serving on the Hospitality Team, Concierge's Team and in the Women's Ministry. She is blessed to do what she always dreamed about doing! She is a wife to Chris of 12 years and a momma to Ana (7), Greyson (3) and Graham (1). She loves running, community, bubble baths, and can't really go a day without a baked good! She loves being able to dig into Truth with others and discover more ways everyday how much our Father loves us!