not my own." Sounds counter-cultural since we always hear about "taking control of your life", "you're in charge", "you make your destiny", and so on! But I've learned that the more I let go, the more I gain. The more I give total control over to Jesus, the more freedom I feel and the more real life I live. My life is not my own, but it belongs to Jesus and there is no better way to live. Thus the name of my blog, "Not My Own."
Well... kinda! That is the start of the story - the rest came with marriage and 3 kids! Over the past 5 years, my life REALLY isn't my own! It belongs to a wonderful husband and 3 precious munchies! "Not My Own" has taken on a whole new meaning these days. Yet the more I give of myself to my husband and children, the more I fee like I'm living into the truth of abandoning my life to Christ. My worship to God is laying down my life to do His will and right now that is to love and nurture my family.
This blog is my attempt to rediscover my relationship with Jesus and learn what it looks like now that I don’t have an abundance of extra time to sit at the beach and journal and pray! Through this blog I’m trying to stop and take a moment to see where God is at work in my simple life as a wife and mother. I’m also trying to help those frustrated moms who just don’t know what to make for dinner anymore as I throw out what I’m making in “What’s For Dinner?” My prayer is that you are encouraged and challenged as you read Not My Own.