Living in the Tension | Internet Cafe Devotions

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Tension: 

The state of being stretched tight or mental or emotional strain.
That definition sums up what I feel about my life most days; a constant state of being stretched beyond what I feel like is humanly possible.
As a wife, I live in the tension of being the best spouse possible by meeting my husbands needs without losing myself in the process.
As a mother, I live in the tension of loving these little people so fiercely that I want to protect them from harm at all costs and knowing that my job is to prepare them to live in this broken world, where they are almost guaranteed to feel pain. 
As a Christian, I live in the tension of walking out what I say I believe on a daily basis. As a friend, I live in the tension of finding time to nourish friendships with a schedule that is borderline chaotic.
As a woman, I live in the tension of finding the time to tend to my body, soul, & spirit without feeling guilty.
As a student of life, I live in the tension of questioning what and why I believe what I believe about God, people, relationships & myself, while being open (and teachable) to new information.


Tension: 

The state of being stretched tight or mental or emotional strain.
That definition sums up what I feel about my life most days; a constant state of being stretched beyond what I feel like is humanly possible.
As a wife, I live in the tension of being the best spouse possible by meeting my husbands needs without losing myself in the process.
As a mother, I live in the tension of loving these little people so fiercely that I want to protect them from harm at all costs and knowing that my job is to prepare them to live in this broken world, where they are almost guaranteed to feel pain. 
As a Christian, I live in the tension of walking out what I say I believe on a daily basis. As a friend, I live in the tension of finding time to nourish friendships with a schedule that is borderline chaotic.
As a woman, I live in the tension of finding the time to tend to my body, soul, & spirit without feeling guilty.
As a student of life, I live in the tension of questioning what and why I believe what I believe about God, people, relationships & myself, while being open (and teachable) to new information.

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