Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Call It Grace

Today's Unglued Blog
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
Am I ready to see myself as God's workmanship and do the work I've been called to do? You bet your bottom dollar I am! So what now?
Call it
Lysa suggest doing three things as you untangle the root of what is making me feel the way I feel (and I'll go throught these with my previously mentioned label: I am a horrible mother.):
1. Idenfity the label as a lie meant to tear me down.
The reality: I parent differently than others mother/parent.
The lie: My differences in parenting mean I am a horrible mother.
The truth: Parenting differently [I don't do TOO many odd things, remember, Kayla was pointing out differences] does not make me a horrible mother. It makes me a child of God who parents differently than other people....parenting the way I should parent Kayla & Jamie.
Grace. I can see it. I can feel it. I can call it grace.
2. Chose to view this circumstance as a call to action, not a call to beat myself up mentally.
Parenting differently means I need to make sure I am relying on God [and being intentional with sharing how I am with the girls] to help me to raise Christ-seeking, well-behaved little girls who become who God designed them to become.
Grace. I can see it. I can feel it. I can call it grace.
3. Use the momentum of tackling one label to help me tackle more.
Taking action & tearing down this one label in my life has given me the courage to tackle other labels. Courage & strength can come just from getting started. So now it is time for me to start with other labels I let imprison me & allow God to chisel away.
Grace. I will see it. I will feel it. I will call it grace.
Would you like to know how I can tell this has actually happened to me instead of me just rewriting words from an inspirational woman? I have faith. I have prayed to God for help with this....of course after Kayla was begging me (almost in tears) to stop labeling myself out loud. And now I'm like a friend Lysa describes in the book (this woman had actually gone to prison...want more detials on her, read the book). I am going to put into my words what she said & apply it to my situation of being imprisoned by this label: I know I have truly changed because of God's grace because 1) I have stopped labeling myself as a horrible mother; and 2) I am so hungry for God's Word, & God is really using me to pray & share His Word. In place of any fear of being judged/critized by others for sharing is a strength, peace, & hope for the future (that my girls will grow up to be Christ-seeking, well-behaved young women who have become who God designed them to become).
I see God's workmanship in this hard chiseling of my experience. I pray to let God chisel me in everyway He wants because I know it will be beautiful....afterall, like a bracelet I saw yesterday: I am a child of God; I'm kind of a big deal.
For those of you who don't know, for me to be able to say that & truly believe it is a MAJOR step...you see I've struggled with self-esteem & self-confidence issues my whole life. But that's another label I am working on with God.
I have other labels I struggle with & struggle through, but I'm ready to unglue them too. In that sense, I rather like the thought of being an unglued woman.
So...are you ready to unglue your labels? Are you ready to give them to God & feel his amazing grace? Do it....trust me, you'll be glad you did!


  1. This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! It has been such a joy to watch you grow in the Lord! Thanks for letting me in!

    1. Thank you! You are welcome! I have ALREADY gotten so much out of this book, and I'm only finishing chapter 3! I can't wait to see where He takes me through this journey!

  2. I understand how you feel!! I too struggle with self confidence and self esteem issues. So great to see you grow in the Lord. I think I am going to purchase the book too!!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Krystal!!!! Thank you ALSO for being open to me as well!!!! It is an AWESOME book.....as I said to Dawn: I have ALREADY gotten so much out of this book, & I am only JUST finishing chapter 3. I can not wait to see where God takes me through this journey! If you DO get this book, I can't wait to hear your thoughts throughout!!!!


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