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Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her website, https://kristinaseymour.com/. God loves to share His story of love and grace through us all, and Kristina believes that everyone has a story to tell.

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Lord, I’m Just Throwing Another Fit (Faith In Turmoil) - Warrior Mom Wisdom - Week of December 18

  • 2018 Dec 18
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Warrior Mom Wisdom Devotional

I’m much too dramatic for my own good.  I am.  I should have, (don’t know if I could have) been an actress!  I told my wonderful friend Vicki the other day that I just wanted a “vacation from myself!”  Have you ever felt that way?  You are just tired of dealing with that thing called “self?”  I know how you feel.  The other day I let my emotions get the best of me.  I even let myself tailspin far enough to know that I was getting emotional, but I was enjoying the moment, so I just kept going.  I was going to have a FIT, and I knew it.  I almost didn’t want to stop it.  I knew that I should try to stop it, but somehow I felt that I deserved the right to have a good spoiled brat fit.  So, I did.  I acted like I was two-years-old, I cried, I said things that I shouldn’t have.  Nobody sent me to my room though. (See, I had successfully had a FIT.) 

But do you know what?  Afterwards, I didn’t feel better.  In fact, I felt worse.  What had I accomplished? Nothing.  Unless you want to count the wasted energy, the lack of strength I exerted, and the lack of faith that I portrayed.  And afterwards, I just wanted to take a vacation from myself.  So, I have titled my little Emmy Awards as FITs (Faith in Turmoil), because that’s what they are, and I tell you what, I’m on guard from here on out.  Once I feel myself “knowing that I’m about to have a FIT,” instead of knowing it and “feeling as if I’m entitled” to having a FIT, I stop myself! (Please note: I’m not talking about crying. When I need to, I still do – I’m talking about FITS here – those turkey things that we could really avoid and save ourselves some energy and frustration.)

Do you remember that fire safety saying, “Stop, drop, and roll?”  Well, that’s what I’m going to do the next time I know a FIT is coming my way.  I’m going to Stop letting the emotion take over, I’m going to Drop whatever negative issue it is that I’ve been holding onto, and I’m going to let God, Roll away the stone that wishes to bury me alive, and I’m going to appreciate the life that God has given me by utilizing the Faith that I have in Christ! 

I had to come up with a plan of action for these darn FITs, because they were about to swallow me whole!

Warrior Moms, Ya’ll can try my plan of action.  In fact, write me and let me know if it helps! Remember, Stop, Drop, and Roll! Should we start a club? What would we call ourselves? “Team FIT?”

FIT (FAITH IN TURMOIL)

I was having a FIT the other day

Boy it was a good one

If I would have been an actress

For the Emmy I would have given them a run

I was lively very childish

Mad and angry too

I was having a FIT the best

I possibly knew to

But afterwards was awful

Believe me I was a mess

I cried so much and rolled so much

I wrinkled and mascara stained my dress

I put a run in my pantyhose

Ruined my new heels

And completely totally

My energy it did steal

Oh I needed a vacation

A vacation from my self

If there was a Team FIT club

I’d join it for some help

I had to get a grip

I had to get back some control

So I started a plan of action

I would Stop Drop and Roll

I would stop letting this emotion

Get the best of me

I would Drop the issue

That consumed me with negativity

And I would ask God

To roll away the stone that sought to bury me alive

And I would exemplify my Faith

And again begin to fly

Love,
Kristina

If you do not stand firm in your faith you will not stand at all.

Isaiah 7:9

Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her website, https://kristinaseymour.com/God loves to share His story of love and grace through us all, and Kristina believes that everyone has a story to tell.



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