I can't stand traffic. Not sure if there's anyone out there that actually enjoys it, but for the sake of saying it, I can not stand to be in traffic! Recently, I was on my way to work only to find that the road I normally take was going through some construction. Before you know it my sweet and simple fifteen minute drive was in danger of becoming a half hour journey now. Sitting in my car, frustrated, and worried about being late, I noticed if I turned around and went back to a cross street a could save the time...
Being a mother of two under six years old, I tried to think of a time that I “lost” one of my
children at the store or lost track of time and left one of my children at school waiting for
me at the office. Yep, I’m guilty of both. These are definitely not my proudest moments.
I’m hoping that neither of them will need therapy after their experience. Which leads me
to the revelation I was able to receive this past week during my Flawless devotion and
the message on “A Lost Heart,” from our very own Liz Gutierrez!
It broke headlines recently that Hawaii had received a missile threat. Within the hour, the threat proved to be false. However, to locals living on the island, that hour was the most vulnerable they had ever been. The people of Hawaii were left confused, frantic with a tainted perception of what life would be from that moment on. They felt unprotected and their hearts grew weary.
Frustration is something that is knocking at our door daily. It has the potential to create a hardened heart within us, if we allow it to. It can hinder our ability to see God’s goodness and our understanding of who He is, and then what He wants to do. When we are faced with frustration, it could easily lead us down a path of anger or anxiety. It's in these moments, we need to stop and choose to fix our focus on the Father again.
For the last several years, our women's ministry Fashion, has been producing small group material for our women here locally and beyond. From Once Ruthless to Unearthed, Trailblazers to Dear Daughters, each study we've produced has been in hopes to connect women with their Creator, the One who's fashioned them according to His likeness.