It's Tough Being a Woman

So, I've decided to change the title of my blog from "Ramblings of a Woman" to "It's Tough Being a Woman" because it is very fitting for my life and probably so many of yours!! I got the title from Beth Moore's most recent Bible Study "Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman", so I can't say that I came up with it all on my own. I had the privilege of hosting this Bible study in my home for a few months and I have to say it is the most amazing study I've gone through yet. It was so timely in my life and I know for so many in the group. I love Beth Moore - she is so real and doesn't hold anything back about what she goes through, experiences, emotions she feels, etc. I need that. I need women to be real about what is going on in their lives. I think everyone longs to connect to someone that is real and will be willing to share their heart!

We are still in transition mode and I have to say it is taking it's toll on me, but it has also forced me to just dive in deeper to God's word and read books that I wouldn't have read and to seek His face like never before. I have to - - it's the only thing that keeps me sane. There are some days that I feel crazy - as if I need to be put on medication or something. I'm being perfectly honest! I get so emotional and so upset that our house hasn't sold and that we are only in Enid part time. And that we are driving back and forth every week. It's exhausting. It's like this whole other person takes over and I just freak out and then the next day or the next few hours I'm fine! I'm sharing all of this because I have a feeling that some of you can relate. I just want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. It's tough being a woman! We feel deeply.

A book that I've been reading for the past few days and actually just finished tonight has helped me tremendously. It's called "Wild Goose Chase" by Mark Batterson. It's an amazing book and was perfect timing for me to read it. It's all about chasing after the crazy journey the Holy Spirit wants to take us on. I've decided that even though this transition is tough - it's all a part of God's plan and I'm embracing it - I'm right smack dab in the middle of the chasing the wild goose. It is very much a day by day process. Whenever I start to feel anxiety or depression come over me, I just have to put on praise & worship and praise God. His word and giving him praise gives us a medicine that nothing else can give.

Philippians 4:6-7 (New International Version)

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Comments

Jennifer Taylor said…
God gives Beth Moore great stuff to share with the rest of us. Congrats on your new title.

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