I can not help but share those things that challenge my heart. It's in that challenge I see clearly what God is asking of me. The challenge comes when I struggle to surrender to God's will. I have never been one to really ask or second guess when I feel and know the Holy Spirits leading in my life.
When I am wrestling with whatever it may be, I know that there will be a lot of work ahead, alot of me having to give up more of myself. I can look back on so many times when I have said "God, you have the wrong Elizabeth, I am not so strong, I can't do this wah, wah, wah." Then I surrender and work through and on the other end the blessings are more than I could have imagined.
I have wrestled for several months with three things. First homeschooling, second writing a book, and third hiring a fitness trainer. All three creep into my heart and head on a regular basis. I have these mini-faith-building-moments that encourage me in these three areas, and yet I struggle and this is where the challenge begins. The struggle and wrestling with what I want to do, and what I know God is calling me to do. I am not a home school kind of mom, I am not a good writer, and a fitness trainer would mean accountability and some extra money. Yet my heart is heavily convicted on all three accounts.
In the next three blogs that follow I want to address each challenge I am faced with and how God has shown me favor and confidence. It's just one of my small journeys. However I believe all three are worth sharing. I can't wait to share how God is working, intertwined into every aspect of my life what has happened in the surrendering of His will not mine.