Are you living life by design or in default?

Isaiah 58:11 The Lord Shall Guide Thee

A love letter the empty nest mom looking for purpose

Dear Mom,

The remaining frames of your days and your life…
All the chapters including career, family, relationships, health, spiritual growth…
The pages are still blank and unwritten.

If you don’t take charge of your life and script the words and life for yourself,
then the days will do it for you.
Life will happen.
The pages of your life will become full by default.
Others will write it for you.

You may have dreams and intentions that are noble and pure.
But, you must take responsibility for crafting and designing
your days according to your values and principles.

No one else can check off the squares on your bucket list.
No one else knows your dreams.
No one else knows your goals.

You have to funnel some of your energies into YOUR life.
Loving your family and others is noble.
But living out your dreams through them is not.

Live YOUR life.
Take charge of your dreams.
Take charge of your future.

I encourage you to live your life by design, not by default…..

Isaiah 58:11 –
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and
like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Hugs and feathers from the nest~~()~~

Kim Steadman is the Content Curator and COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest, a place of encouragement for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who are ready to RePurpose and ReDesign themselves according to God’s purpose for their lives now that the kids have flown the coop. Kim can be found on Facebook at and on Google+ at +Kim

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