“the seed cast in the weeds is the person who hears the kingdom news, but weeds of worry and illusions about getting more and wanting everything under the sun strangle what was heard, and nothing comes of it.” –matthew 13:22

can i be honest? sometimes it feels like i want everything under the sun. my mind goes faster and faster thinking about all the fantastic new outfits i could make if only i had this belt or those shoes. my mind makes the acquisition of an item so important…but it’s not. it will all fade away.

today i will be intentional. i will not allow my desires to strangle what God is teaching me. i won’t let them distract me or keep me from what He has called me to do.

i am so thankful i serve a God who is bigger than me and promises to complete the work He’s started in me. i am in awe of Him!

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  • Michelle March 22, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    You know, your second paragraph reminds me of myself. So many times I have HAD TO HAVE something I saw on a fashion blog, only to buy it and then wear it once or twice. It’s funny how that works. I am really enjoying your thoughts on this subject. My goal for this year wasn’t to give up shopping completely, but to shop less and give more. It’s hard to do!

    • Caitlin March 22, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      Michelle, thanks for your kind words and for letting me know I’m not alone in my struggle. It IS hard to do. Some days I’m annoyed that I chose to take on this crazy challenge, but I really want to do it. I love your goals and hope that they’re turning into a blessing in your life. :)

  • kat March 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    You’re outfit is a really good teacher outfit :)

  • kat March 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    I meant your…not you’re…

    • Caitlin March 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      Nice. And are you implying you’d like to borrow it? You’re more than welcome to!

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