Thursday, June 20, 2013
Did I Shine?
When 2013 began, I made a commitment to SHINE. With the year half over and a deployment under my belt, I have to ask myself, "Did I shine?"
I hope that during the deployment I was the wife my husband needed me to be and the the mother my children needed me to be.
I hope that as I crossed paths with others, that they saw Jesus in me.
I know there were times I was lost, tired, and frustrated. I know there were times I lost my temper or got caught up in gossip or negative conversation. But over all, did I shine? I tried to be an encouragement to others. I tried to show them that my strength and joy came from Jesus.
Up until I got fifth's disease, I remained faithful in my daily bible study. That time knocked me on my butt. I had no energy. I felt terrible for weeks. I got majorly behind, but I am still studying. I also began a journey on becoming more healthy after my bout with a stomach virus in November and December. I exercised and ate much better up until fifth's disease came along. I've gained a few pounds back, but I am dedicated to get rid of them again.
I know that people watched me. People asked me, "How do you do it?" I didn't. God did. I prayed daily for His blessings, for His strength, for His guidance. Looking back, I hope I was a blessing to Him.