FIXER UPPER on HGTV is seriously one of my favorite shows. Joanna Gains style is SOOO what I love. When I can't sleep at night, I magically become extremely and filthy rich and I pay her and her husband to renovate and decorate a new home for me and my family. It's always gorgeous and I have the best sleep. Yup, I love her style that much.
A former companion (I served an LDS mission and we go two by two in a companionship for 18 mo.) of mine (Ottie) posted this in her FB page... I was intrigued since it talked about testimony and featured my idol. So I watched it.
Her message resonated with me so much. It resonated in such a way that I very much needed to hear. Her message of not giving into the lie that is placed by Satan himself. Sometimes at a very young age, sometimes when we are older... there's no time limit on when he tries to, and sometimes succeeds in telling the lie.
It made me think of my dreams. What the Lord wanted for and from me. I know without hesitation that being a mother is my number one thing the Lord has asked of me and I know I agreed to before coming to this earth. That is a solid and personal testimony. All my choices in life revolve around that one goal. I'm not saying this in a rah rah for staying home or being a mother. This is my personal dream and goal.
But I thought of my other goals as my time begins to be freed as my children get their "sea legs" or learn to live without us. What then, how or what do I want to do with my time? .... truth be told, I'd love to just follow Joanna all day, but probably not great use of my own time. ;) I'm still thinking on that question and putting a plan together, I'll let ya know when concrete begins to dry, if ya know what I mean!
For now, I'm going to take the ever so wise advice of a fellow sister in our Savior. She said "let the Father's hand guide you and say this is what I have for you... Don't believe the lie, fix your eye on Jesus" I wrote it with my white eye liner on my mirror. What a beautiful message.
So for all those mommies, stay at home and working, don't believe the lie. We are all beautiful daughters of God. We all have a purpose. Keep your eye up and at the Savior, he will guide and protect us. Thank you Joanna for sharing your testimony! And thank you for reading mine.