tired of experiencing guilt day to day.
of feeling like i'm not enough.
this online world has the capacity to lift up
and encourage but it also has this
dark side that can really drag you down.
before i joined this world of online friendships,
i kind of had this idea of what i was doing.
i raised my children,
loved my husband,
cared for my home and
though i was far from perfect,
i was at peace.
there was no battle in my mind between
what i was doing and what i thought i should be doing.
there was just what i was doing and
was i following God?
usually the answer was yes.
i made changes and repented.
i have gained so much from the online world.
i have made such beautiful friendships and learned
so many valuable things. i would never want to change that.
but i do want to change one thing.
i'm tired of the guilt.
i want to go back to being at peace with who i am and
what i do.
to asking am i following God,
and letting that be all that i look to.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i'm overwhelmed and put my children in front of the television. for hours.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when we live like unschoolers for weeks on end.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i go to bed with a kitchen that is trashed and toys all over the floor.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i don't read the bible with my kids for a month.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i give my kids cereal for breakfast.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i need a break.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when my kids stay up late and there is absolutely no rhythm here.
i'm tired of feeling guilty when i let my children run wild and talk back to me.
so i'm trying to break free.
i'm brushing off everyone else's ideas of right.
i'm cultivating a life of peace.
i'm done with the guilt.
want to break free with me?
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,