I’m usually several days into the season before I feel challenged by new goals. Seems this year is going to be a bit different.
Yesterday I allowed myself to get overwhelmed by circumstances more than once. I allowed myself (already!!!!!) to slip back into habits that are not beneficial for me. When people around you notice that you are on edge, you know you need a reset. So, here I am, on the first Friday of Lent, already realizing how far I have to go.
It’s interesting to me that when we challenge ourselves to be better in some way, there is a force that fights us. I’m pretty much done with that. When it gets hard, I am learning to step back and see traits in myself that I often do not want to see. I’m also looking ahead to Easter.
On Easter Sunday, I want to greet God with the words of my heart: It was hard, Lord, but I remembered to ask for help this year. And you sent it.
Remember that the journey is not one we travel alone. God sees the intention of our hearts. We only have to ask when we need help. He sends it in a variety of ways and through a multitude of people.
Open your eyes to the people He sends you today.
Blessings and peace…