Monday, April 28, 2014

HOW to live at the Pace of Grace: Tip #1-Speak Life to Yourself

So...what does it actually LOOK like to live at the Pace of Grace as a working Mommy?...  

So I spend a lot of time in my car. I have some days where I drive an hour to get to work. I have found that those drives can be such a gift to me. I am always tempted to rehash in my mind the negatives...I snapped at Aaron, I rushed Lincoln, I left the cereal bowls on the table, I forgot to take a shower (yeah this seriously happens to me!)...but God has shown me the power of just speaking LIFE to myself. This is one simple way to live at the Pace of Grace:)

So try it out, on your way to work (or at home if you work from home!)-

Speak LIFE to yourself-what do I mean? I KNOW this sounds cheesy, but trust me it works! I mean- out loud while you are driving to work speak truth to your heart.

For example- I might say... (and a hint- you can always bob your head while you are talking and people next to you will just think you are singing along to the radio! ha!) "Liz, you are a child of the Most High God. You are loved. You are precious. You are more than a conqueror. God will never give you more than you can handle. You are walking in His will. You are a wonderful Mom, loving wife and hard worker. You make mistakes but God's grace covers you. Be confident today. Be strong. ") 

Some days it takes a little longer than others for my spirit to calm down and my heart to smile, but it works, it always does...and it is simple and if there is anything this Mama needs it is something simple I can do to walk in peace and joy throughout my day:)

That is all for now- try it out and tell me how it went!


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