Skip to main content

Monday Morning Wisdom from "Naomi"

Beautiful spring weekend - so lovely to spend time just sitting and walking outdoors and enjoying the sunshine! And what a GREAT day in Church yesterday too! Loved talking with people, hearing truth, singing about our Saviour.

Sometimes our "Naomi's" are "virtual friends" - perhaps from books, twitter, facebook , podcasts and blogs.
So here's some Monday morning wisdom from some more "Naomi's" around the world to influence us for good and to call out the best in us.

@KayWarren1: Community is a fellowship of people who don't hide their joys & sorrows but make them visible to each other in a gesture of hope. Nouwen

@CharlGambill: Bring joy, speak faith, confess truth, give hope, silence negativity, feed dreams, pass on grace, deliver justice, seek wisdom, build others

Holly Furtick's blog     You asked... be yourself


Amy asked... Is it hard for people to see you as yourself, or do they find it hard to separate you from some of the different hats you wear? (pastor wife, etc.._)

I am not sure if I can separate myself from my different roles. I think that the different roles we play in life (wife, mum, friend, daughter, pastor's wife), play a huge part in defining who we are.
I have shared before that I struggle with being a people pleaser. I would be lying if I said I didn't care what people think about me, or that I didn't desire to live up to everyone's expectations of me.
As best as I can, I need to tell others who I am, not the other way around.
The best thing I can do for my husband, my family and our church is to be confident in who I am, who God made me to be and nothing else. I need to know what I am good at and what I am not good at. I think it is an insult to God for me to spend my time and energy trying to be someone I am not.
When you know who you are, what you are good at, what you like, what your priorities are etc... you are able to say yes to the right things and no to the rest. Then you live with the peace that you are being who God called you to be, not a slave to who others think you should be.

Comments

keren said…
So true! Thank you for sharing your blog with us, I read it every day, and just taking the time to sit and focus first thing makes a huge difference to me day. Your blog inspires me, long may you write!

Popular posts from this blog

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus, No Turning Back

I have decided to follow Jesus...no turning back.Take a listen to this beautiful song from Hillsong - every time I hear these words and sing along it changes my perspective, turns me around, gets my focus off me and onto Jesus - "Christ Is Enough For Me". ...No turning back, I've been set free...Christ is enough for me.

Discover your Worth, your Strength, your Purpose

Following a successful Kerith launch in the Spring, Sarah Farley and her team are ready to go again,leading their 2nd SHINE course.
SHINE is an eight week self esteem course for women. The evenings are a mixture of Talks and discussion time, with a practical approach to learning. It's a really encouraging environment, and the evenings are a lot of fun. The course starts this Tuesday evening, and there are still some spaces available.Here's your personal invite from Sarah!Shine is about to run again and I'm excited to see what God is going to do this time round. If you haven't already heard, Shine is a course designed for women who want to live their life in abundance, the way God designed them to live it. To recognise all their worth, to grow in self-esteem, to see all their strengths and positives and ultimately live a life of purpose.We've still got a few places left so if you're interested there's more information here on the Kerith website, where you can…

Not the Summer I'd Planned

"Life's detours means  God wants you to run right into His arms  so He can reconstruct your heart"  Ann Voskamp
Well, let's just say that it's not been the summer I thought I was going to have!!! 
I'm so grateful we had our relaxing holiday in the sunshine
I'm so grateful it's summer time, and therefore not so many work commitments
I'm so grateful for my family being around
I'm so grateful for a wonderful and kind church family

If I was going to have an accident ...to slip over on the back door mat....in my wedges...feeding the dogs.. and dislocate and fracture my ankle...then I'm so glad I was at home with family around and with access to swift expert medical help.

The accident was so sudden and it was immediately obvious that I couldn't sort it on my own! I'm pretty squeamish so I'll save you the details, but the angle of my foot prompted me to say out loud "I've just done something really bad".

Funny isn't it, when yo…