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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Sarah Mae,
    I think we all have seasons in our lives when we feel like we are just going through the motions…limping along. The common denominator, for me, when I look at those seasons in my life, is that my focus has shifted from God onto me. I’ve kind of been in a rut lately…eyes focused on chronic physical pain that I am enduring…eyes focused on my limitations and what I can’t do. It’s time to wake up and choose to refocus on God and what He can do THROUGH me (even in the state I’m in). Thanks for the wake up call this morning.
    Blessings,
    Bev
    ps. And as for feeling like you’re “just being a mother”…I believe in God’s eyes this is an extremely high calling…one that is revered in His perfect eyes 🙂

  2. Oh my, Sarah Mae! Thank you so much for this beautiful post!! It’s just what I needed this morning…

    I too am in a season. I left a full time job to care for our little one, work for myself

  3. and for me this has been a season of pushing myself (with the help of God) to live more fully, exploring new opportunities and taking on solo projects. You are so right, we can live wide awake, it’s all about choice and intention. Thank you for these encouraging words!!!

    I love this blog, too. It helps me through trying days…

    May God bless you all!
    – E

  4. Yes, yes.

    In recent months – I have been prompted to think about these things. I’ve been pondering how I should not just allow life to happen to me – but to make, create, do, choose, and achieve things. Certainly, so much is out of our control – but making decisions that positively impact ourselves and the people around us… makes such a keen difference.

    We can choose to live fully wide awake. Amen.

    Thanks Sarah Mae.

    – Kate 🙂

  5. Yes, but HOW do we do this? What are the steps? I’m too tried to be creative to figure this out. I’ve given up on a lot of dreams and where I thought I’d be. I love my life, but its definitely just moving on with me hanging on for dear life. I have everything I wanted, I just thought I’d BE someone different.

  6. Such a lovely post, Sarah Mae. Thank you. You offer a gentle wake-up call in your own experiencing of awakening to a richer, fuller life. I think that Paige, below, asks the million-dollar question: How do you do this? How do you live an awakened life? Is this part of the message of your new book, Longing for Paris?
    Blessings,
    Lynn

  7. This speaks soooo clearly and deeply to my heart! I have been in a period of waiting…waiting for direction, waiting for what comes next, waiting to hear where God wants me. I spent years achieving filled with ambition and (perceived) direction but basically moving frenetically in one place until God placed a calling on me. This led me to leave a position I had worked hard for but it was undeniable that I wasn’t where he wanted me. All my years of striving led to years of spiritual mediocrity and I had fallen into it without blinking. Gone were the hopeful longings of ministry, service and usefulness-and I hadn’t even realized it until it was too late. I am surprised I was even able to hear his calling when it came!

    It has been a year and a half now and I am faithfully waiting-and feeling closer to God than I have in years….

  8. Thanks so much for the reminders, Sarah Mae…I was turing your “I can” list into a prayer and when I prayed this part, it went, “boing” inside of me…She can help people go from light to dark.

    Do you mean, “She can help people go from dark to light.” ?
    Again, thanks!.

  9. Love this part: “What an honor to be able to glorify God by living in step with the heartbeat He instilled in every one of us…” Thank you for such encouraging words today.

  10. Sarah Mae,
    Being a mother is a super high calling. God wants you to be mothers and to love and nurture you little ones. No one is :just a mother”! For the last few years I was living a humdrum, going through the motions kind of life! I did the normal work, church, Bible study, but not much else! Now suddenly life has shifted. I quit my job to assist in the care of my aging dad. I find myself wanting more and more of God each day. I listen to numerous speakers on radio and TV as well as attend church. I’m praying more and being a little more on fire!
    Thanks and Blessings 🙂

  11. Life can become a beautiful feast of delight in our Jesus! I love that, way to start my Motivational Monday