The Surrender Experiment

Hello!! Greetings from my “babymoon!” I miss being in contact with you and the Conversation Revolution community! Many a day has come and gone, taking with them my hopes of blogging, working on my e-courses, or even making a Facebook post. So rather than continuing to wait for the non-existent perfect moment, I decided to just sit down and type!

My babymoon is wonderful, challenging, joy-filled, and tear-jerking (including both tears of gratitude as well as tears of frustration). The past 6 weeks have certainly been full of opportunities for my spiritual refinement 🙂

The theme of my spiritual refinement right now is most definitely Surrender. And, going hand-in-hand with Surrender is Trust. Daily, I am experimenting with detachment, letting go, and surviving thriving in uncertainty. I would love to tell you that my experiment is going along smoothly and everyday is unfolding with ease and grace. But you’d know I was lying, wouldn’t you?

Refiner’s Fire

Scripture tells us that, just as gold and silver are purified in fire, so too are we purified through testing and trials. Caring for my newborn son is testing me in many ways: testing my patience, flexibility, my compassion, and even my faith. How often and how fully am I leaning into my faith and my relationship with God to help me get through the day? Am I asking for, and allowing, God’s strength to sustain me when my own strength is gone? Honestly, there have been days when I’ve had no other choice! And isn’t that part of His perfect plan?

If my own strength was always enough, would I ever have need to reach out for God’s hand? If I was never challenged beyond my current capacities, would I grow, evolve, and be purified?

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. – Job 23:10

There is more that I want to write. Yet, my very small window of time for blogging is closed (baby calling…). I surrender the rest (for now). I trust that another opportunity for blogging will emerge in the near future! Until then, may God bless you and provide you with your own opportunity for refinement. I’d love to hear about it (and to know that I am not alone!). Please share in the comments below.

With love,
De

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  1. Cathy says:

    So wonderful to hear from you on conversation revolution! I too need to learn to let go and surrender to Our Lord.

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  2. Andrea Roche says:

    Great to hear from you and read your thoughts !
    Testing, trials and refinement all these I can relate to- desperately trying to avoid them and at the same time I want to grow too so I feel embracing trials would make sense yet I keep focusing on the pain they can bring.
    I loved what you said : surrender is trust . Trust that God will help through our growing pains and delight in his promises that it will all worth it!
    Hugs and blessings to you De!
    Andrea

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