A Choice to Make

I just need to get one thing taken care of, I’m not the picture perfect mom that has it all together and would never think of raising her voice. No, I tend to lose it with my family from time to time and wish there was a rewind button on the day. So, when the book, Unglued, was going to be the next online Bible study with Melissa Taylor, I knew this was definitely one for me.

I have heard several times to be careful what you write about or study because it will become more evident in your own life. Don’t you just hate how the enemy will use those various areas of ministry to try and bring out our insecurities and weaknesses?

Anyhow, after dealing with a horrible migraine for two days, I was ready to begin the new week with fervor. The day started out as usual – husband to work, older kids up and off to school, so I began to catch up from my “sick time”. Then, it started – the avalanche of events. The first was an unkind text message, followed by a couple of phone calls that rearranged my schedule for the week. Then, my youngest had some issues in the bathroom. After getting her all cleaned up, I carried the clothes to the laundry room only to step in something wet as I entered the room – the dog had gotten sick. With everything beginning to pile up on me, I had a choice to make; how was I going to respond? Thanks to lessons I have gleaned from Unglued, I was able to actually laugh through it.

This by no means implies I am no longer a freak-out mom and I have been cured of meltdowns. No, it simply means, I am making progress. Who knows what tomorrow will hold, but even if I do lose it, I am thankful for the grace God so freely gives.

What about you, what choice will you make today?

4 thoughts on “A Choice to Make

  1. Love it Jamie! I’m reading this book now as a part of Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies and I too am learning to am learning to stay glued. As Lysa says in the book -” steps of progress wrapped in grace”. So glad you stayed glued thru all that mess!

  2. I want so much to walk away from my job and tell my boss just what he can do because I’m fed up with how I am ignored in my requests that are vital to my job and then getting the ‘skunk eye’ because the job isn’t done just so. But reading Unglued, applying the lessons, and getting encouragement from Melissa’s OBS…I’m learning to look at things from a different perspective and choosing to smile right on through and to do my job the best I can with what I’ve been given to do it with. The old me would have retaliated with enough sarcasm that he’d definitely gotten the picture of just what unglued really looked like. Thank you, God, for wrapping me in your grace! Let us all smile at Satan as we walk right on through his traps and keep going.

  3. I am also reading UNGLUE, and its so true about our freak out moments. As moms and wives, we tend to want to make sure everyone and everything is taken care of and hold ourselves to this high expectation that our own family doesnt hold us to. But God is so wonderful and merciful and allows us the opportunity to step back and start all over. But we have to make that choice, and that is the hardest part. Im glad through your moment of unglueing you were able to hold it together and maintain the glue together for the most part. Baby steps…baby steps…its what we need to keep saying.

  4. Jamie, ain’t it the truth. Learning lessons by actually going through those trials strengthens not only the lesson, but our faith in God. Thanks for sharing your day and your reaction. God is good.


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