Simplify & Let Go {Welcome Home Wednesday}

Simplify & Let Go {Welcome Home Wednesday Homemaking Link Up on Raising Arrows}Lately, I’ve had some tough lessons to learn.  One of those lessons was to let go.

I tend to think I can just keep going.  I tend to think I’m strong enough to do just about anything.

And then God shows me I am wrong.

The verse doesn’t say, “I can do all things.”  It says, “I can do all things through CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” (emphasis mine)

And it doesn’t say, “I can do all the things I think I ought to do,” either.

We homemakers are a distracted lot.  We have a lot of things vying for our time and energy, and sometimes we choose poorly what we take care of and what we think we can accomplish in a day.  And we end up discouraged because we aren’t listening and we aren’t leaning.

Christ strengthens me.  He gives me rest.  He carries the burden of my day.  It’s time to simplify and let go of my agenda, and walk HIS path.  Won’t you join me?

Over at Family, Faith, And Fridays, you’ll find a guest post from Tracey on the Lessons She Learned While Living in an RV for 3 Years.

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Talk about simplifying!

On Modern{ish} Homemaker, there is a wonderful post about laying down the idols of mother, homemaker, and wife.  Definitely worth the read.

Kersten at Joy in the Journey shares Why You Shouldn’t Have a Pinterest Birthday Party.

And Holly at The Giles Frontier concurs with her post on how she had to let go of her need to control the organization of a birthday party and let others help her instead.

This week, take some time to prayerfully consider where you are.  Where is God calling you to simplify and let go?  What are you focusing on and trying to control that isn’t yours to control?  Where is your path heading and who is guiding the direction?

Simplify.

Let go.

Let Christ strengthen you.

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The most clicked post of last week belongs to Mama Gab with her wonderful series on Putting Sundays First.  This particular post was an After Church Meals Roundup.  I’m hoping to snag some time this week to read through the entire series!

Now, it’s your turn! Link up as many as 3 posts from your blog and enjoy the other links left here!  {If reading via email, please click over to see the links and leave yours!}

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8 thoughts on “Simplify & Let Go {Welcome Home Wednesday}

  1. As I read this, tears came to my eyes, because I feel God calling me to simplify and let go of my need to control the healing I so long to receive from Him. I have been trying so many things…going here and there…seeking help, when all along HE is the Great Physician, and He is the Healer. I need to be still and allow HIM to bring this to pass. I need to rest and let go of my need to dictate when and how the healing will come. I needed this! So happy I stopped by tonight. God bless you, Amy.

  2. Amy, Thank you for your words of wisdom. We all get caught in the trap of control and our own will. Thank you for the roundup of great posts and including me as well. Holly

  3. I need to simplify and let go of so many things in my life! Thanks for the encouragement and party! :)

  4. I want to thank you so much for featuring me today! I was so excited I was moved to tears! Also, what a great subject for this week. This is the goal of my life, to live more simply so I can have more time for those I love and for the Lord! Thank you again!

  5. Thank you Amy! It’s funny because I often find myself lamenting that “I’m not strong enough to do all this!” But what I am really trying to say is that I find myself not strong enough in myself and that means that I’m not asking for the help from God that I should. Or I’m simply trying to do too much! I love your encouragement here – thank you for all that you share!