God, Quality of life, When she became the fire

I’m Not Made of Butter

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…encouraging me to spread myself too thin.

A week ago, I snapped. I just blew!

I live an extremely sweet, simple life, but what had I done? I had joined 10 or so social media sites thinking more is better when trying to reach people for encouragement. I have one word to sum that up. “Bullshit.”

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I missed that memo! I am an Encourager, and I am on this earth to love people. I had myself spread so thin over these social media sites, that I was failing at doing that one thing really well.  To write.

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

Last Tuesday night, I sat down on the edge on my bed, and deleted my social media accounts. All of them except Facebook, and Instagram. I’ve had a LinkedIn account for 10 years! Bye bye. How did I feel the next morning? A little lighter, and almost giddy.

I enjoy Instagram because of the photos. My gift is not photography, but I can snap a pic, and write about it. My daughter 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 into an unstoppable outreach of encouragement!

Look at the areas of your life that God is blessing, and focus. 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”

  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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