MY CONFESSION: As thankful as I am for the new life (we will welcome our third child this summer) that’s been given to our family, I have been overwhelmed. Very. Overwhelmed.
I have struggled the last couple days with thinking ahead. I feel incapable to have two toddlers and a newborn all the while going back to school, continuing to serve in the local church, and keeping up with things here at home. God is so sweet, though, because when I shared these struggles to those closest to me, He has encouraged me through their words and His Word.
There’s a video going around with Francis Chan speaking on eternity. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the few minutes of your time. I watched it a few days ago and God brought it back to mind this morning.
Whatever you’re facing, keeping an eternal focus is the trump card. It wins out every time. The last few days I was so caught up in 1 YEAR that’s not even guaranteed of that red part of rope (again, watch the video). My focus was swayed.
This morning I was reading various chapters from Psalm and one of those was Psalm 90.
How perfect is His timing!!!
Psalm 90: 12, 14, 16-17 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”
I read these verses and prayed them back wholeheartedly to my Father. May the Lord teach me to number my days so that I may live this short time here wisely and satisfy me with His love. May His favor rest upon those who seek Him and may the work of hands that’s for His kingdom be established.
My focus has been corrected back to where it belongs. I am not capable, but He is. His grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in my weakness. Instead of letting being overwhelmed discourage, I will boast all the more of my weakness so that His power can be made known working through me.
If you’re an overwhelmed momma or struggling with the hand life has dealt, I encourage you to turn your eyes upon Jesus. Pray for and seek an eternal mindset. It truly does correct the vision and lighten the spirit.
I am thankful God has again shown me my areas of weakness so that I can all the more give Him the glory for anything in my life. I am thankful for His reminder that this is not my home. I am thankful for the sweet gift of another child and how already it has brought me closer to the Lord. I pray I am able to guide these little ones back to Him and that they make an impact for the Kingdom. No matter what lies ahead, I pray for God’s strength to pour out myself each day as a fragrant & pleasing offering back to Him. Let us each run the race well and keep focused on the finish line!
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About Lacey Hughes
Lacey is a first generation pastor’s wife with a desire to share the joy of the Lord with those around her. She is the wife to Les Hughes III, senior pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. They have a two year old daughter and a son they welcomed December 2014. Lacey is a stay at home mom who loves building community with the people around her and encouraging women of all ages to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord.