Back to school….you’re hearing it everywhere this time of year! As a mom, I’ve noticed that each new school year is an exercise in learning to let go just a little bit more. Something that does NOT come easily for me. I read an amazing blog the other day from one mom taking that BIG step by loading a car and driving her oldest to college. As beautifully as in the Old Testament, she wrote a blessing over her child. Here’s a little sample:
Stubbornly pray for your enemies till you see enemies are illusions and everyone is a friend through grace.
Be the kind of person who apologizes first because that’s the only way happiness can last.
And never forget that happiness is when His Word and your walk are in harmony. Never stop keeping company with Christ– and all His sinners and cast-offs. Never stop loving God with all your heart, mind and soul, and loving others as yourself because the only life worth living is the one lost.
And no matter how loud and crazy and broken the world is let joy live loud in your soul by believing that you are His beloved – it’s only when you trust that He loves you that you really begin to live.
Be okay with not being liked: life’s about altars not applause. And be okay with not being seen or heard. It’ll let you hear and see better.