Friday, August 27, 2010

What's Your ONE Thing?

With the kids in school, Jeremy and I have had lots of time to talk and reflect.  The other day he brought up a blog post he'd read, a challenge to find the one thing in your life that, if changed, would transform all other parts of your life.  I knew what that one thing was, because God was already pinpointing it.

standing out

I want to live in a more relaxed state.  You might be saying, "Who doesn't?"  Probably everyone does, but here's the deal with me.  I worry (a lot) which leads to stress.  I put expectations on myself that sometimes leads to stress.  I take on responsibilities that aren't mine to take on which, you guessed it, leads to stress. 

one thing...

It wasn't until recently that I realized I've been operating in these patterns for many years.  The roots are deep, so I'm extending lots of grace for myself in this process of cutting out the branches and digging up those roots.  I've been reflecting on Galatians 5:1 this week...

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.


Unhealthy patterns lead to bondage, which is not what Christ intended for us.  So, I'm working on my one thing.  I can easily see how this will transform my whole being.  How about you?  Do you have a one thing that is standing out?  Something that God is pinpointing that will transform every aspect of your life?



4 comments :

blissful_e said...

Good question! I think for me it's relinquishing control and simply letting go of the things that don't matter.

MaryAnne said...

I'll have to think about that one. Maybe reacting better when things don't go my way? Great post, and beautiful pictures.

Lindsey V said...

Oh, Jen! I am so with you. I am going to e-mail you back soon....I have a feeling God crossed our paths for HIS purpose in these seasons we are in.....

Ana Degenaar said...

Jen, I love this posts! I have been praying that God will change me and help me NOT to worry as much as I do. Worrying makes me sad and depressed and incapable of seeing His hand when He comes through. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings.
xo

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