Hi all (sheepish grin). This wouldn’t be the first time I have resurfaced after an extended hiatus, only to admit that I am embarrassed and hanging my head in shame that I have not reached many of my goals for a simplified life. My heart longs for space. Space in my home. Space in my office. Margin in my schedule. And ultimately a clearness of mind. The kind that results in peaceful, deliberate living, and joy of life.
Recently, while contemplating subjects to blog about, and more than once starting down the road on a passionate subject, I have finalized a product that was inadvertently erased. Having, of course, saved it several times throughout the process, I was (and still am) highly discouraged to have lost some of the blogs that I felt most strongly about.
In such cases I have found myself asking – Am I worthy of this blog? Does anyone really care what I have to say? After all, I don’t have it all together. I certainly don’t have the answers. Especially for anyone looking to flawlessly begin their own mass declutter, and simple living lifestyle. Goodness, I can hardly manage to find the time to express the ideas in my head. And when I do – Poof! Gone. Can I really help someone else through this process without being an expert myself, I asked?
Yes. Plain and simple. Why? Because I am just like you. We share the same types of goals and hopes for our futures, and are facing similar obstacles at the same time. I may not have the answers right now, but I can walk alongside you as we figure out what works best for us, in our own time, and in our own unique situations. I will stumble, and I may fall. But I will get back up and continue.
In the Bible, time after time, God calls on those who don’t appear worthy to do important things. Many who said, Who me, Lord? Surely you are mistaken. Who will listen to me?
I am trusting that I, too, can be used to encourage others through my own struggles and experiences if I am obedient to the call on my heart.
“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.”
Philippians 4:11 NLT