When You Forget
It's a curious thing. The real world. I'm at the point in my life now when I'm done with all schooling, I have a husband, and a home. I head to a full-time job from 9 - 5 everyday. And then I do it all again each day after that. By the world's standards-- "all the adult things."
Looking back, I was so blessed to attend a university where I was surrounded with like-minded people. People who had my same morals and values. People who just got me. People who understood the life I am trying to cultivate. I took advantage of the being surrounded by people who would help me walk in step with the Lord every moment of the day.
The real world is not so forgiving. It's not so easy to make like-minded friends-- because you're not surrounded by them daily. It's much harder to walk in step with the Lord. It's harder to do life with people. It's easy to forget.
It's easy to forget that he's with me. It's easy to forget that I need to respond in a loving way. It's easy to forget that in the trench of everyday life, I may be the only light. It's easy to forget to breathe in peace and let go of anger. It's easy to forget when you have stress on your mind and frustration in you heart. It's easy to forget, after a long day, that he's the perfect source of rest. It's easy to forget, when faced with uncertainty, that he gives courage.
I don't want to forget. I don't want to forget the truth. I want to remember the promises. Even in the mess of everyday life, those promises ring true. They are for us, and they are for now. And that is what I need to remember.
Listen here if, like me, you need some encouragement to face the future with confidence.