In or Out?

“Can you please decide if you are coming in or staying out?”

I feel like I say these words 20 times a day to my boys. How can it be so hard to decide if you’d rather be inside or outside? I promise they can somehow hear my sigh of relief when they’re happily playing outside and immediately the door opens! Today, as I was repeating these words for the third time (in a rather frustrated tone) I couldn’t help but wonder if God ever feels this way about me. God has this perfect plan laid out for my life, and all I have to do is to ask, seek, and knock for the door to be opened (Matthew 7:7). Do I want to be on the inside of Gods plan, or lost on the outside trying to find my own way? If i’m truly staying inside his will, would it not leave a lot less frustration for both myself and Jesus? When i’m banging my head against a wall because things aren’t going like I planned them, is God wanting to shake his head and say “Are you coming in or staying out?” Life is hard, life is busy, life is complicated… but we don’t have to do it alone! Lets actively seek God’s will for our life. Lets make a choice today to stay inside his will. Let’s encourage our babies to always seek God.

To all you mamas out there just trying to hardest to “guard what has been entrusted to you”(1 Timothy 6:20) you’re doing great! We’re all in this together and it truly takes a village. Find your village, love your babies, ask seek & knock… and next time you hear that door open for the 100th time in 5 minutes, I hope you grin at the question that comes next 🙂

4 thoughts on “In or Out?

  1. Great word Cris! For the next few mornings, I’m going to ask myself, “Am I in or out?” It will help me have the right perspective for whatever the day brings.

  2. I really like the analogy “Are you in or out” with God. I feel like when I get real busy, I feel out but it’s not God that leaves or changes. It is Me.
    Thank you for this reminder to be disciplined with his word on the daily!

  3. Your today’s blog reminded me of my spring bible study,”comparison Trap” by Sandra Stanley. Romans 12:6
    Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly:

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