All this week, the lovely Trina Cress is sharing excerpts from her inspirational ebook Shine: The Beginner’s Guide to Living More Intentionally for Christ Everyday. She’ll be giving away a copy to one lucky reader, so read today’s excerpt below and find out more about Trina here.
SHINE THROUGH THE CHAOS
In a book about writing I recently read, the author encourages us to pay attention to the words we overuse and replace them. Initially I couldn’t think of any, and felt a little proud—until I shared with another mom about my crazy kids and our chaotic home.
Suddenly, it clicked. Apparently whenever I talk, write, or even think about my life as a stay-at-home mom, my overused words start flooding the scene—chaos, chaotic, crazy, overwhelming, exhausting. I wish this was a coincidence. It’s not. My perfectionist nature does not mesh well with the messiness of motherhood.
Rarely do I feel like I’m shining God’s light through this craziness of motherhood, but I believe that’s just what God is calling us to do wherever we are—let His light shine through the chaos.
That is when God is glorified. When we are weak, He is strong. When we are overwhelmed, He gives us peace. When we are sad, He is our joy. He is love for sin-stained humanity, and the Light in this dark world.
Will we join Him? Will we give Him our chaos and see how He uses it for His glory?
What is one of your current obstacles in letting your light shine?
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