Our lives don’t look anything like we plan at times and we are frustrated over not being able to control all the details. But what if that is exactly what God is trying to teach us? What if the lesson is learning we are not in charge, but instead we are being asked to release the details to God?
My friend LeeAnn Taylor is asking those very questions. She is learning to release the details of the path her life is taking by changing her perspective about where God currently is calling her to be. Instead of feeling stifled by ordinary life, LeeAnn is embracing the here and now. Her words are a testimony to what #bravefaith looks like.
For me, being brave in this season looks like staying put. In the middle of the day-to-day routine of working outside the home, parenting, loving my husband, managing my home, serving others, navigating financial pressures and more, the anxiety feels crushing some days.
Sometimes in the midst of the whirlwind, in the quiet moments of my daily commute, my mind wanders. I dream of all the possibilities for pursuing my passions, those things that stir my heart and make me come alive with excitement and purpose. But then I remember the weight of my current responsibilities and the discouragement creeps in.
I heard someone say recently that during the times we feel buried, maybe instead we’re actually being planted.
There it is, the change in perspective. What if I stopped viewing my current situation as limiting and started casting off that feeling of being buried under all the responsibilities. What if instead I recognized this season as one of being brave as I stay put. God is planting me and growing me in faith so I can begin to grasp the depth and breadth of His love for me!
LeeAnn is a maker of memories & believes perspective is everything. A wife to Chuck & a working mom to 3 spunky kiddos, she’s on a journey of releasing fear, growing in faith, and embracing the freedom Christ came to offer. LeeAnn writes at The Mosaic Life, where she fosters a community seeking to parent with purpose and trust their broken pieces to the Ultimate Artist. You can connect with LeeAnn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
God’s love carries us through the seasons when brave looks like staying put exactly where we are.
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