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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!

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