Thursday, July 16, 2009

Electric Indigo

As I look back on the past few months of my life, it's like I have been on the outside looking in. What's the deal? I've wanted to be selfish with my time and I have abandoned my daily routines and habits and replaced them with what appears to be a lazy person. Okay, on the outside it appears as if I've gotten lazy but on the inside it's not anywhere near true. If only everyone knew my true intentions - hummm.....

Slowly, ever so slowly there has been a change; like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon. I am starting to take ownership and pride in my home again. I have the desire to start putting together routines and follow them. I am a week into going off caffeine and starting to take care of myself in general.

During this time, has God been working on me; to change me like a caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly? What has been going on in my heart and soul? Why am I not seeing it right now? Am I growing up? I know God is working on me- we're all a continuous work in progress.

I feel like a Morning Glory, ready to bloom and turn my face to the light in the morning but as soon as it turns cloudy or dark I have a tendency to want to close back up. Not that I always allow myself to do that but it's what my inner self wants to do.

I want to be an Electric Indigo, this is a flower that blooms both during the day and night. Whether there are storms or sunshiny days in my life; with God's help I will strive to be the Electric Indigo, to bloom where He plants me, day and night, and I will rejoice in it.

15 comments:

Ina in Alaska said...

Things could be worse. hang in there!! PS we did toast to you today at 4 PM Alaska time!!! Hope it helped!!!

Donna's Days said...

I've been going through the same kind of funk. I'm glad to see that you are coming out of it.

Get Real Girl said...

The awesome thing is that with God's help, you can become the Electric Indigo. It is so easy to let important things slide and it is so hard sometimes to take back control. I know exactly how you are feeling. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

So glad He's growing you! I'm glad He's not done with me yet, either!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

What a lovely post! Yes God is never done with us and he helps us grow each and every day.
Love Collette xxx

jubilee said...

I want to be an Electric Indigo too! What a wonderful analogy.

shopgirl28 said...

Great post. I'm sure you will bloom very soon with the help of God. He never fails in his teachings.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~stopping by from sits. Lovely blog. Thank you for sharing your faith. Blessings.

Debbie said...

How beautiful. I love that you are changing and trying to see the positive in all of it.

lilybox said...

Sometimes we go through things for a reason. And its in the quiet times when we are down and we think we can't do no more that God picks us up and carries us through. When we think we can do it all on our own, He sits back and watch and waits till we ask him to be our God because He IS! That is how i look at things everytime i'm down!!! Loving the electric indigo analogy by the way.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I loved your analogy, Sheryl. In fact, it was needed for me as well. I get so stuck in a rut and in a pity party that I forget that God is not done with me just yet...He's renewing me, remaking me into what He wants me to be.

The Redhead Riter said...

Beautiful flower.

Stopping by from SITS to share the blog ♥ !

Have a great Saturday!

Juls said...

Oh my. I'm so glad I read this today. I can so relate to it. Since my dad passed away, I've been dealing with so much internally that sometimes externally things just don't get taken care of... Thanks for writing this.. and I'll be praying for outwardly and inwardly productive days for you. :)

Sneaky Momma said...

What an awesome outlook on life, Sheryl. We are so much alike. I, too, have been climbing out of a funk. Sounds familiar. :)

Clarity said...

I read that God wants us to look to nature to learn, I think even the simplest lessons.

How is your quest to simplify your life going? I remember you mentioned that on my blog. Take care, God bless, peace, x.