Friday, November 19, 2010

Time for a Trim

Over the last few weeks God has really been working on my heart to slow a wife, Mom, homeschooler, MOPS leader and member of a women's ministry team I have been busy. And last week we added illness to the mix - then things were messy and I was tired. But as I sat up in the wee hours trying to comfort my little man, God worked to do the same with me.

You see He'd been "messing" with me - in a good way, but yet it was hard. So I sat there crying out to Him, "God what do you want me to do?"

And then a picture of my little Joy came to mind and I saw myself trimming her bangs - now initially I thought, Jill focus and honestly I did not know why my mind was thinking of this. But then the picture changed, I saw her face in a new way - a better way, a more complete way and then God said to me, "Jill, if you cut back in your life you will see me better too."

Wow!! I'm still not sure what He will be trimming from my life, but I'm willing to let Him and I look forward to seeing more clearly and am excited to see HIM in bigger and better ways!

How about you, "Is it time for a trim?" I think of my little Joy again and this is never something she chooses to do. In her words, "It feels funny. I want to play instead." And I know I've said similar things, "But God it hurts. It's change. I want to do..." Just like I know what's best for my little girl, God knows and wants what's best for me, and you.

So today will you join me in handing him the scissors and simply being still so He can do what He needs to do?


  1. I thought when you shared this yesterday that it would make a good blog post. :) So good (and right) for us to pause to re-evaluate our priorites, HIS priorities for us. More to say, but we'll have to talk irl!. :)

  2. So true...I need to get in the ultimate Barber's chair...

  3. UNBELIEVABLE!! Your's is at least the second blog post today that I have read about cutting something out of our lives... to make room for God's work and what He wants to do.

    After the last couple of weeks or so, I think I am getting His message that I need to slow down without making Him have to do something to slow me down Himself!!

    Wow! Amazing how God works.

    Thanks for this!

  4. "Jill, if you cut back in your life you will see me better too."

    Wow, Jill! Wow. I am sure my "bangs" could use a trim, too.

    Love you, friend! So hope one day we can chat face to face. :)

  5. Definitely need to be reminded of this often! God's really been trying to teach me this whole last year to value what HE values and to not let others determine what is important... which can be especially hard when they are "good" things. Time to pause and refocus on HIM!!!