It’s Not About Me
It’s not about me.
This blog. My Moms in the Making ministry. Our fertility journey. Colby and I believing for babies. My life. Absolutely none of it is about me.
It sure can feel that way. The times where I try to promote my book. The days where I am posting about something personal. The months where I have been advertising about my conference. Situation after situation where I probably come across as very prideful and egotistical and if you have felt either of those from me, I am sorry.
The truth I know, despite how it might come across, is none of it’s about me.
I don’t spend hours and hours a day trying to maintain my blog to gain popularity. Instead, I am following the word the Lord spoke to me in April 2012 to start a blog. I didn’t spend over a year writing a book, just to have my name on something. Instead, I struggled, cried and fought my way through what I felt like the Lord told me to do. I didn’t start a faith-based fertility support group because I think it’s fun to talk about a topic that is so hard and celebrate 38+ babies while I am still waiting for mine. Instead, I wanted to create a safe place for women to feel loved and encouraged. I didn’t quit my job and give up my career and income to spend my days planning a conference and dreaming of the future for Moms in the Making because it’s easy. Instead I did it because again, I know there is a need and I want women to feel supported on their journey. I don’t share live videos on facebook because I have too much time on my hands and I love staring at myself on the video screen. Instead I do it because it’s worth humbling myself and embracing my awkwardness in hopes to encourage one other person.
The list could go on and on. My time. My Commitments. All of the things that my come across as “Me. Me. Me.” Right?
Wrong! Jesus Jesus Jesus!
The whole purpose of all 800+ posts, my book, my social media accounts, my ministry, my marriage, my life and everything in between is to glorify Jesus. Absolutely none of it is about me. And even though we live in such a “self-focused” society, where people don’t quite understand terms like waiting and even though so often I struggle myself, because there are so many things I want right now, I know that the waiting, yes the very-dreaded 5+ years of waiting, is guess what? All about HIM!
And as much as you might not want to hear it? Your journey. Your trial. Your wait. Your career. Your marriage. Your life. It’s not about you either. It’s all about HIM.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
PS. Are you looking for support on your fertility join? Check out www.MomsInTheMakingGroup.com
PPS. Have you picked up a copy of my book? Buy In Due Time, a 60-day devotional for hope + encouragement in the waiting.
PPPS. I created a group on facebook as an extension of my book + blog to discuss anything + everything. Women only! Come join us!