The One Must Do When Things Fall Apart

Of course, as I typed my post “Broke, Busted and Disgusted”, the universe saw me typing every word pertaining to any form of debt freedom.  From here, the tests began -and the tests are happening as we near Christmas!

While taking my daughter to the dentist,  I recalled needing to pay the co-pay.  “Okay universe, I got this”, I thought to myself, “my budget is still in tact.”  Since making my monthly budget, I suddenly have extra money.  HA universe! I will share my budget in a separate post (be on the look out for it).

Back to the universe and what it was trying to do.  The universe said, “That’s not how I am going to take you out; that’s too easy.  A mere co-pay”… Bahahaha  (insert evil villain laugh).

Of freakin’ course!  The kid has 2 cavities, which cost at least $200 to fill.    Right now, I feel like a crappy mom who could have done better flossing the kid’s teeth.  Though the dentist reassured me it was not my fault, I still feel like crud.  This is where the universe began its reign of terror.  It started with the dentist and moved to the garbage disposal, which suddenly no longer worked.  Okay, this isn’t huge.  I don’t necessarily need a garbage disposal.  Mommy now takes a breath and moves the garbage disposal down on the laundry list of many ‘things to do’ around the home.  One.  Two.  Three…someone said counting helps with getting into a calm and relaxed state.  Twenty-one.  Twenty-two.  Great gracious!  How far into this count do I need to go?!  By now, I have travelled into several states; calmed nor relaxed have been stopping points.

I heard a song which said if you say His name…”Jesus”…then the atmosphere must change.  Okay.  Here we go….”Jesus!”.  No gusts of wind over me.  No lights flickering. No burning bushes.

But wait.  I blink my eyes and…ahhh.  Okay.  I get it.  Just like that.  I get it.  Faith the size of a mustard seed. Mustard seed Faith 1

Restyled Moms I just want you to know; as a matter of fact, I need you to know…there will be times when things fall apart. Please stay encouraged and know that its things that fall apart.  You are far more important than things.

Scream, if you must.  Count, if that works for you.  Most importantly and above all, pray and have faith.  It may not be any sudden and drastic change; but I assure you, God is working on your behalf.  Keep the Faith Restyled Mom; Keep the Faith.  Things will fall apart BUT GOD PUTS THEM BACK TOGETHER.  In His own time.

Sincerely,

Your Restyled Mom…who is sharing her mustard seeds and wants you to lean more into your faith

Bonus: Check out “Conscious Trust” to start leaning more into your faith 😉

Conscious Trust

“Test will come when you are practicing conscious trust in and dependency on God.” ~Some wise person

One week. One week of conscious trust. When was the last time you walked in what you were saying? You know that old saying, ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’. Have you ever purposefully decided to become fully aware of every little moment and give each one of those individual moments to God?

I am talking about trusting God with your next power move right down to depending on Him to help you with something as minimal as doing your own hair. Yep folks, I even whispered to God, “Lord I trust you to help me do this hair and not look like a chia pet when I’m done.”

Of course my trust was put to the test. My air conditioner suddenly stop blowing cold air, in the middle of summer, and IN TEXAS! Have you ever been to Texas in August?! Here’s how God said let me show you how I will reward you for your trust and dependency on me. What I thought would be at least $1,000 to fix, turned out to be a little less than $300.  Awesome!  Well not so awesome if you are just broke and don’t have $300.  I get that; which being Broke, Busted and Disgusted is covered under the Finance section of Restyled Mom, and you should read it.

My week of conscious trust was dedicated to giving EVERYTHING to God. Here are some of my prayers and thoughts I conscientiously gave to God -some thoughts deeper than others.

  • Lord I trust you with seasoning this meal I am preparing. (Everything people.)
  • Lord I trust you with my family – though it’s just the two of us, I trust you have us where you want us, right now, at this very moment.
  • Lord I trust you with my career.
  • Lord I tTrust wordrust you with the patience to actually clean my closet.
  • Lord I give you my faith and trust that you will shape my heart to be the women you desire. I am depending on you to cultivate my faith and my heart  for your glory.

“Blessings on all who reverence and trust the Lord –on all who obey Him”  Psalm 128:11  (Share the encouragement and Tweet this)

No matter how great or small, make a conscious effort to fully trust God with it all.  Leave me a comment what you will consciously entrust to God.  I’d like to pray for you.

Sincerely,

Your Restyled Mom…who wants you to Trust