It started with a prod to go sit and not lead. It continued with joining an amazing group of women studying God’s Word. 1 John, leading James, Jonah and being called to become a local missionary (more on that later) and BAM He leads me to Jen Hatmaker.
So she wrote this little book called, 7: A Mutiny against Excess and a stack more and well, I had to go and read it. Yep. I had to go and read it. Why didn’t you stop me?
Months later, I am Day 9 into Month One of fasting or calling a mutiny against the excess in my life. I’ve got an amazing Council of women surrounding me. They get the final word on just about everything. That’s a good thing because they are all amazing and way smarter than I am. The ultimate veto belongs to God and the dear husband. He’s such a love. God is too. I was talking about my man. He’s become the grocery shopper, chef and kitchen cleaner since the kids have all gone to college. I’m in charge of everything else.
I’m embarking on a year of getting over my flesh and getting real with God. I’m embarking on a year of ridding my life of what has come between me and Jesus. I’m not kidding. I wish I was some moments. But, alas, I am not. Excess should have been my middle name. Praise God for grace and mercy :: so sick of myself.
I’ll be back here talking about the year, what I’m learning and trying really hard not to complain. I’m not making any promises. I’ll try, really, I’ll try.
Life is really different around here and I can’t wait to share some of the ways God’s been wrecking me for good. Has He been wrecking your life too?