This will be the first link up with Gypsy Momma for her five minute link up! So, as i start the time, sit back and just allow the Holy Spirit to do His thang with you too!
Start time: 5:45am
This morning, I realize I have to live beyond myself to be truly happy! Happiness doesn't come within anything within ourself, it comes from allowing God to be the God he intends to be within us. There have been many times in my life, as I have matured where I would break down in tears because I would realize the harder I tried at something, the more difficult it became and the less it was turning out like I wanted. There wsa no peace. There was no joy. There was nothing that is promised if we live under the guiding hand of the Lord Almighty.
Living beyond myself doesn't mean that I don't do what I feel I should. For example, I don't NOT clean the house, because well.. it would never get done. :) BUT, I also realize that living beyond ME ~ means that when I am in the middle of something and I am needed by a child or my husband I have to stop and see what is going on. Do they do the same for me? Well, as I am living beyond me, yes. It becomes a more natural thing in our day to day existence and there is so much more peace in our home. More joy. More comprehension of this thing called life.
Living beyond myself has opened up new doors for me to embrace all that God has for me. Is it the same for you as me? No, probably not. BUT.... that is the beauty of the whole thing! There can't be comparrisons because well.... one life truly does NOT compare well with another! Living beyond, has allowed me to live BIGGER, BETTER, and Beyond anything I could ever tried for myself.
Stop time: 5:50am