Becoming a Butterfly-First Steps &WLWW Link-Up

4/11/2012 08:24:00 AM Posted by mommy2twincesses

I’ve always heard it said that just starting something new is often the hardest part. I am living testament to the truth of that statement! I always find myself feeling dread over the silliest things, but instead of admitting it and facing it head on, I shove it to the back corners of my mind and pretend that all is well. However, more often than not I quickly find that my negative nelliness was all for naught and whatever it was that I was dreading wasn’t actually all that bad. In fact, 90% of the time I actually end up enjoying myself in whatever the situation.
This new Proverbs 31 Woman challenge that I’ve set up myself up for is proving to be just the same. I know that I want to change, but just the thought of beginning has me all a mess. Here I sit with a laundry list of things that I know I need to fix, but where do I even start?!
When I realize that I can’t answer a question on my own (which is next to never) I turn to prayer, just as I know deep down I always should. And just as our amazing heavenly father always does, he listened and pointed me in the right direction.
#6 on my list is to be a better friend. I honestly didn’t even consider starting here on my own, but just as I was listening and looking for an answer, my phone buzzed showing a new text message. I checked it and almost couldn’t believe my eyes! A very dear friend who through kids, jobs, and just life in general had drifted away was texting me because she read my post and wants to reconnect and find herself with me! What an awesome God we serve!
Although I will admit that I had to look up the exact verse to be sure I got it right, Ecclesiastes 4:9 immediately came to mind, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” (NLT)
This makes perfect sense! I fail at so many things because I go at them alone. We aren’t meant to single handedly tackle the world! We need a partner, friend, and confidant to keep us on the right path, to cheer us on when we’re feeling defeated, and to just be there with us through the trenches.
Thank you friend, for being there for me and I’ll see you in a bit for lunch :o)
Life’s paths take us all in many different directions, but if you’re flying solo out there, consider finding a wing man. Because all great super heroes come in pairs-Batman and Robin, Bert and Ernie, Millie and Vanillie :o)
Looking for more inspiration? Check out the Women Living Well Wednesday post for awesome link ups!


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