What I Know For Sure…#1

One of my greatest desires as I grow and age is to be a Titus 2 woman in my community. I sincerely love mentoring younger women in Christ, as much as I love being mentored by women who are further along on the journey. I can only hope that both in my online life (as a blogger and a social media user) and in my real life, that I can use my experiences as a way to encourage and support younger women in Christ.

It was a few weeks ago that, while talking with some friends on The Influence Network forums, I decided it would be a good idea to share some of the lessons I have learned in my twenties. While I don’t consider myself an “older woman,” (I do feel old, but that’s another story! haha!) I do believe that I have grown quite a bit during my twenties, and now that I am in my thirties, I feel I have some “wisdom” (or whatever you wanna call it!) to share with my younger sisters in Christ.

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What I (think) I Know For Sure – Part I:

The older I get, the less I know.

As a planner, in my twenties I used to be so “certain” of everything (and desired certainty in my life), from my education, to my work life, my relationship with my husband and beyond. As I got older, had a child and entered my thirties, I find I am less certain about most things in life. It isn’t that I still don’t plan or prepare for things, it’s just that I don’t get as worked-up about the uncertainty as I used to. My husband will laugh at this sentence, as he knows my tendency to freak out about the small things….

Now I am beginning to see that God is using the uncertainty in my life to teach me about trust and faith. I struggle tremendously with trusting God because of certain experiences in my twenties. As I have gone through various situations where uncertainty loomed, I continuously find God in the midst of it all, teaching me to hold His hand and trust Him through the process. The words of the old hymn “Tis so sweet” are so appropriate….

Tis so Sweet

Don’t be afraid of the uncertainty in your life, my sisters. Embrace the process. Love the questions. May God also use your seasons of uncertainty in your twenties to draw you closer to Him. May you trust Him more and more. He loves you!!!

What about you? Have you experience some wonderful lessons that you’d like to share? Feel free to link-up with Lindsay & Amy to share your stories!

Blessings,

Sweet Home Santa Barbara

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