God, Quality of life, When she became the fire

I’m Not Made of Butter, but Spread Away

You know those survival shows where you can only take one thing with you? Mine would be a really good candle, coffee, or butter. I know…Don’t pick me as your partner.

We talked yesterday about Satan, and how he loves to mess with us. Hey Satan! Dat You?

So, maybe this week we will whack Satan around, because I can see he has been all up in my business. Like, enjoying watching me spread myself too thin.

A week ago, I snapped. My limit had been reached of spreading myself around.

I live an extremely sweet, simple life, but what had I done? Tried to juggle 10 or so social media sites thinking more is better when trying to reach people for encouragement.

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I missed that memo! Being an Encourager, we are placed on this earth to spread love. Spreading myself too thin over too many social media sites had caused me to become weary at doing that one thing really well. To love on people.

Last month I published 26 pieces on this Blog. This month? Up until yesterday, I had published 5. Can you say tired?

Last Tuesday night, I sat down on the edge on my bed, and deleted my social media accounts from my phone. Except Instagram. It has pretty pictures. I’ve had a LinkedIn account sitting there stagnant for 10 years! Bye bye. How did I feel the next morning? Lighter, and almost giddy.

I enjoy Instagram but my gift is not photography. My daughter has shown me how to snap a pic to write about it. She is the photographer, and I’m hoping God will combine our gifts at some point. Wouldn’t that piss Satan off? To combine our gifts as an outreach of encouragement!

Look at the areas of your life that God is blessing, and focus on those. God has given each of us at least one gift. His hope is we will use it for His Glory, not ours.

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2 thoughts on “I’m Not Made of Butter, but Spread Away”

  1. I needed to hear this today. I have been feeling spread so thin being a mum to a little one with learning difficulties, while also trying to build myself back up to a few hours of paid work. Worries about work have been taking over… it’s so good to be reminded that God doesn’t expect me to be spread thin like butter. I’m a mum first & foremost, that’s where the blessing lies. In my work for the next 6 weeks with mums, it’s how I can bless them… if I stop worrying so much about my performance and doing a perfect job. I need to show up and be me.
    Thank you dear encourager.

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    1. God makes everything possible. Otherwise we wouldn’t need to rely on His strength when ours is running low. You know what makes your heart happy. Stay there, and cast your care on Him. To show up is all He asks. He’ll do the rest. Much love. xx

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