A sentence in a book has never hit so close to home and that's only on the 3rd page of the first chapter! I can't even fathom how many times in my life, especially as a mother, that I've become unglued. I had multiple moments today when our 10 year old was acting more like the 3 old. I don't want to be an unglued mother which is why I joined the online bible study for Lysa's new book. I'm 2 chapters in and I've highlighted what seems like every other sentence. The pages of my copy are filled with highlighter yellow. I've made notes in my notebook, cried like a baby, and looked up bible versus. Knowing that I'm not alone in the way I have behaved and felt is freeing. The stories Lysa uses are stories I could have written! My heart feels a little lighter knowing I'm not alone, knowing that I'll be working on imperfect progress, and knowing I'll get to the point where I won't be an unglued mom."I know what it's like to praise God one minute and in the next minute yell and scream at my child." - Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst
"We can't always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our minds on God."A question from the bible study, "To run the race that God has set before us, we must also strip off the excess weight that slows us down. How can we do that?"
I plan on doing that by giving my worries to the Lord, digging deep within myself to find what my strongholds are and breaking them once and for all. I plan to make imperfect progress while reading Unglued and revel in the fact that I know I am not alone, and that God gave us emotions to feel and experience life and even to draw us closer to Him.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is --his good, pleasing, and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)I'm going into this as a new lifestyle, like a diet. Every extra step makes a difference. This isn't something I just want, this is something I need. I've had setbacks in the past, just as any "dieter" knows, however, the deepest depths of my soul are going to change and I'll no longer be unglued. I know this. I feel this. I believe this.