We’ve been farming for 2 years now… this crazy lifestyle that I did not choose. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time I bet you think that Papa the Farmer is the one in charge around here. That he makes the decisions and I just happily go along with it and don’t give him grief.
Wrong. Did you know that I went to university to be an elementary school teacher? In other words, I have a degree in telling people what to do, how to do it, where to sit, where to stand… and in the classroom that’s considered “good classroom management.” I once had a job as a recreation coordinator. I planned events for 500+ people and I had a staff who I told what to do and when. At the workplace it’s considered “excellent delegation skills.” But at home this kind of personality is not exactly a virtue. **wink!** Not only is it not a virtue, it’s not even possible to control everything we Mamas would sometimes like to control!
So today I’d like to tell you about a new book that Karen Ehman from Proverbs 31 Ministries has written called LET. IT. GO. The thing is, we wives and mothers need to be in control. If we’re not in control, the results are seen in our falling-apart-homes and our out-of-control children. BUT, there is a line between doing our job and over-doing it.
LET. IT. GO. will help you find that line. In these past few years of farming I have realized that my circumstances do not define who I am. I’ve realized that God has placed me here… in this place I never would have chosen for myself… in order to teach me and grow me and give me opportunities I couldn’t have faithfully met once upon a time. My job is not to control the details of my life (and pout when things don’t go my way), my job is to allow God to use my circumstance to grow me into the Godly woman he wants me to be and hopefully bless a few others along the way.
My human nature thinks it knows best. I think I know what THE PLAN for my life should look like… and THE PLAN doesn’t involve most of the circumstances I currently find myself in. If you can relate to this at all, LET. IT. GO. by Karen Ehman would be a great read for you!
Best of all, Karen is giving two Good Old Days Farm Readers each a copy of LET. IT. GO. Just leave a comment below to be entered! I will select the two winners 1 week from today!
Oh! And one last thing! Several bloggers around the blogosphere are posting about LET. IT. GO. this week. Karen is going to randomly select one person out of all the people who comment on any of these posts and that person will win a Kindle Fire. That’s right… a Kindle Fire! Just sayin’!