A lifestyle blog about living a life worthy of God's blessing, sharing my experiences as a mom to twin girls, wife, friend, passion-filled individual, and lover of all! Hopefully will bring some cheer to your day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easier said than done, but it can be done!

Its been a while since my last blog post, oops! Not for any particular reason, but I’m very much alive and I’m back! If you are just reading this blog for the first time and you are catching up on blog posts, please know that there is a lot more to our life than "Young Olive Trees", this blog is meant for a specific purpose which is to encourage couples who are going through fertility challenges, to help family members and friends understand what they might be going through and basically to inspire and brighten up your day! I'm here to give you the right focus and share some personal experience.

While I've been away, a lot has happened, we all know that life is truly not a bed of roses but what is more important is your perspective on life.

Every now and then we encounter obstacles, some of them so annoying, some of them almost seem mountain sized, too high and wide to avoid. Therefore, I’ve made up my mind to be proactive against obstacles and there is a perfect tool for this – prayer. Since we believe that we’ll be parents at some point in our lives, we’ll have to get rid of distractions along the way. It is clearly not just a physical issue of infertility, no viable sperm, old eggs, ovarian cysts, or whatever your case may be. It is a spiritual one as well, it could be a test of your faith, your patience, your trust, or a way for you to truly grow in all these areas. I just want you to know that there is a time for everything. Imagine that things are being worked out in the background for you, you know that God already knew of your children before they were even conceived, so it is obvious that their time will come, and yet again, you know that God is never late, He has a perfect and good plan for His children. Therefore, it would be really silly to fret, no matter how tempting or easy it is to do so!  

We have had to make some tough decisions in the past few weeks and I have had my share of crying – nothing wrong with that. I am not a perfect in anyway but I can boldly say that I do not let my emotions rule me and I doubt that anything is too big for God to do. (see Abraham and Sarah’s story). It’s also good to remember that in times of good news and not so good news, remain steadfast and thankful.

Easier said than done, but it can be done!

P.S -

If you are making some tough decisions today, be it for a job, school, family, children, anything at all. Here are some scriptures that will help you:
  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
  2. Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
  3. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
  4. “For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.” (Psalm 48:14)
  5. The Lord will guide you continually …” (Isaiah 58:11)