Posts Tagged ‘hope ’
by: Staci Stallings
Now most of the time I come here to encourage you and give you insights into what has worked for me so maybe you can see a little light and move toward it. At least that’s the goal. Don’t know how successful I really am at that sometimes.
Well, at the moment I’m using every single weapon, coping mechanism, and insight I’ve given you over the years on myself.
I can’t explain all of it, but it starts with an overwhelming amount of work, volunteer hours, and summer all hitting at the same time.
Yesterday, was insane trying to set up new things on my CrossReads site, tying up loose-ends, and doing maintenance on things that are WAY above my ability to do. The whole day was go to God, go to God, go to God. Breathe. Take this step. Go to the well. God has a plan. Keep taking the steps…
It was NOT easy!
I’m really glad He’s patient and very understanding because otherwise, He would have thrown me out of the Throne Room by about 3 p.m.
I would have thrown me out! Yes. It was that bad.
But together God and I made it to today… to another round of overwhelming work.
Add to that a volunteer task (i.e. VBS!) that starts in two weeks. I don’t have 3 of the 5 scripts written. Very few of the props are done. And I’ve got a gold cape that I don’t think is going to make itself (although I really wish it would!).
So in case you ever think, “Oh, Staci never has to battle to get things done. She’s superwoman and she just floats through life on a cloud of success…” Know that NOTHING could be further from the truth.
And this headache isn’t helping anything.
I do know, however, that a lot of this is just Satan’s way of trying to collapse the system, and I think he’s getting frustrated because I just keep taking these steps. Moving forward. Not at all sure how I’m going to get all this done. But not really looking at that or thinking about that. God’s got a plan. I just have to keep taking the steps…
Just keep taking those steps….
With a lot of prayer and a boatload of TRUST!
So for those of you who think that I’ve never felt like you, that I’ve never been discouraged or overwhelmed or tired or really wanting to look at the storm and then go crawl under the covers, this week was sent to prove that’s not true…. even for me. It’s just a really good thing I’ve learned to hold onto God and refuse to let go! I hope you are learning to do that too!
Have a blessed day!
“I can count on one hand the books that truly moved me, touched some place deep inside and changed what I thought about life and love. I come away from this story completely breathless, unable to gather my thoughts and go about a normal day, doing normal things. Instead, I’m caught into a world where dreams come true, where love isn’t simple, but is grand, where a boy and a girl from opposite sides of town see in each other the same things and a way to bridge the gap…”
by: Staci Stallings One of the hardest book sections I’ve ever written was one in which there was a tragic death which deeply affected the hero. His girlfriend’s world is rocked when this happens as well, but he’s not got a huge direct and personal support base. She’s literally left to pick up…
by: Staci Stallings Have you ever wanted to predict the future? Over the weekend at a graduation, I heard this quote: “The best way to predict the future is to look at what you are creating today.” That may not be exact as I didn’t have anything to write it down with, but…
by: Staci Stallings I love this story… There once was an old Jewish farmer who got so into plowing his fields that he forgot about the Sabbath. Realizing he had missed services, he bowed his head as he worked and tried to pray the Temple prayers. However, he was a simple man and…
by: Staci Stallings And here we come to the end of this inspiring song, but one final reason to go to the well remains: “All the guilt that weighs you down…” Maybe amazing isn’t the right word, but I’m going to use it anyway… Sometimes Satan is absolutely amazing in his audacity. Think…