Monday, April 14, 2008

Hang in there....






Hey all...

I'm a little grumpy today. I'm grumpy because of something going on our life that I need for it to be over.....

It's called SCHOOL. Yuck.

Ya see....once baseball season kicks in and our weekends are jammed full.....I DO NOT want to do school anymore. I'm done. My momma brain is worn out.

I want to throw in the towel and say..."We are finished. We're done, thank you very much. It's been a good year, but we're gonna step out a little early. We're busy now. Have a great Summer. See you in the Fall."

Hello???!!! Can't do that.

If you are a little weary in something, please don't give up.

If you are weary with a child, a job, a situation that seems to never get better, a relationship that seems to be stuck, a family member that is lost, a staleness with life, or simply just sick of school....

DO NOT GIVE UP!

The solution is simple.....

Go before the Throne of Grace and ask our Heavenly Father for a daily renewal of mind, body, and spirit......to move on.....to move forward.....renewed energy.....a new focus.....

I can rub off on my kids and before I know it....they have "checked out" of whatever it is that I've "checked out" from. That ain't good.

Stand firm. Be strong. Pray often. God will quickly fill you up with exactly what you need.
He'll see you through. He just does. He just will.

Isaiah 40:31 says this..."but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

How refreshing that is. I need to pray this over myself and in more areas than just my simple desire for school to be out.

Where are you weary???

I wanna soar like an eagle with Jesus!! I know you do too!!

Blessings and strength~
Fran

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you...my friend...

with tear-filled eyes,thank you
much love,
teresa
Braden. TN

His Girl said...

my soul heard this. thanks.

Dana said...

Oh God is so good....he gives encouragement through so many different sources/people. And they all say the same thing. As in the words of Beth Moore, perse-dang-vere!
Blessings,
Dana

Earen said...

Thank you for this encouragement today..even amidst your own frustration. I too have been weary of the day in/day out duties and responsibility and have really needed a break. Thank goodness I'm flying away on Saturday to see my best friend and spending a few days with her..I will miss my family though.

Bev Brandon said...

Knowing you, you will soar and not faint. Just love you so much. Soaring over here of sorts. Still no jobs but HE is providing----it's been since February and we watch every penny we spend. But desperation is always a good place to be! The bible readings this week were so touching to me....oh my goodness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Love you my dear and still holding on to my nametag for August....I hope I don't lose it...

Bev Brandon said...

ps - is hubs going or not??? thought i saw where you were hooking up with jen...i am with kate...woohoo

Jen said...

You, dear Fran, are a blessing in my life!

thank you for these wise words this morning. I needed that scripture!

Love you friend,
Jen

Profbaugh said...

Fran,

Wow! Just reading all these comments is amazing. . . and I thought your words were simply meant for me today!

~Cheryl

BethAnne said...

You are a thousand times RIGHT!

When I dont take my concerns and attitudes to the Lord DAILY, I am not allowing Him to mold me into the person He wants me to be and I definitely not letting Him use me.

I am so with you on the school thing, though. This is TCAP week for us,so we are even more ready for school to be out than ever!!!
Makes me want to sing this song that I dont even let my kids listen to;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxjgHZjOsXU

Tanja said...

I'm with you, but in reverse. I am so done with baseball... ha! ha! We haven't even had our first game. Big sigh! Fine then. I hear ya. I'll pray about it. And I'll repeat the same words over and over that I always do when I'm not looking forward to something: "This will all be over in just a few weeks. It's temporary." Of course, I'm usually saying that over something much worse than baseball... like surgery. But still. It works now, too. :-)

Denise said...

Thanks for always being so encouraging my friend, soar sweetie.

MelanieJoy said...

I'm so with you on being ready to wrap up the school year. Only problem for me is two weeks later...summer school begins :(
Thanks for reminding me that He can supply the energy....

Teri said...

I can relate, and we just started soccer and baseball. Although, I must admit, I would rather have my kids home all of the time. I love the relaxed schedule of the summer!

Hillary said...

Great reminder!!! I find myself tired of several things right now and ready to give up! Seems more like I just need an attitude adjustment!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Fran,

God spoke to me here...thank you!

love you
steph.

Patty said...

You are so right, God is speaking the same message through many of us!! Confirmation girlfriend!!!! I believe He wants us to find rest in Him and He will take care of everything else.
Encouraging post!!
Love,
Patty

littlerad said...

Fran,
I so needed this today, I am weary about a few things and I just need to go to the Lord and ask him for the help that I need so that I will be refreshed in the Lord...

Thank you again...
Connie
GBU

annie's eyes said...

Never being one to assume you are the only one, you reach out to others to encourage THEM on the journey and not give up. I love your heart, Fran. When my kids were on the swim team, that defined summer for me, and I remember always thinking it is time for this year to be OVER. I have several places of that frustration now, and am so ready for God to move or move me. You hang in there with His love and grace. Love you, Annette

Alana said...

Weary of school and the day to day. Remember my itis post? I've been praying for God to give me joy in caring for my household and family. I'm not feelin' it right now. Great post!

He Knows My Name said...

isn't He faithful. we cannot do this thing without Him getting under our wings and lifting us up. we are so dern weak. He is our strength. your i'm done with school syndrome hit me EVERY school year! spring arrived and i just wanted to check them OUT! it also seemed to be they had even bigger projects to complete just when i was DONE! i always felt so bad for them. you hang tough fran! love you! ~janel

Cassie said...

so true..I am right there with you...thanks for the encouraging words!!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for the gentle kick in the pants! I do have a situation that has been making me want to give up! Nope, no can do!

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