Still moving forward despite setbacks

Despite sacrificing and taking time off from work and practicing hard with Mercy, we did not pass the Canine Good Citizen yesterday, which is a vital stepping stone if Mercy is to become a therapy dog. I am never giving up though. I will continue to strive to get into the ministry of sharing mercy, grace, peace, comfort and hope with hurting people who need Jesus. I still long for more time with my Mercy, to give her the right attention, love, affection, exercise, training, playtime, and companionship. Unfortunately, I commute to a job 30 miles and and hour and a half each way. My husband is home during the day, but wit the demands of our special needs son, he cannot give Mercy as much attention as I would like for him to. On top of that, we do not have enough income coming for our expenses. I also bummed out about how despite my greatest efforts, our finances brutally refuse to improve with either increased income or relief from bills or expenses. I want to be able to pay more to get help with Mercy’s training, but just don’t have it. It’s okay though.  I still am going to do the best that I can with the resources, time and money I do have. And besides I do need to focus more on my family and spending time with them. I choose to be a living testimony of someone who perserveres, overcomes, triumphs, and conquers for the kingdom of God. I will continue to practice with Mercy in her training whenever I can and continue to provide for my family and Mercy as best as I can. I expected things to be better than this by now. But it’s okay. God is working His purposes out. He is the answer to all of our problems. I have been feeeling more of God’s love and have been receiving support from an awesome church family. I am heavenly minded, seeking things of eternal value. God is up to something, I just know it. I will do whatever it takes to fulfill my calling no matter what! I am learning to be content whether abased or abounding. If God is for me, who dare can be against me. I will not be dismayed. God is so much bigger than my problems and limitations. He will glorify Himself in my weaknesses. He does not call the equipped. He equips the called. Where there is a will, there is a way and with God calling me to be heavenly minded peacemaker and motivational speaker, using Mercy as an instument of His love, nothing can can get in the way of that! He will make a way for me to be in full time ministry and still have our bills paid and our needs met. Shalom!

About journeywithmercy

I am seeking a meaningful life in Jesus Christ. I am not sure exactly what that means, but I am on a journey to find out. I seek a most amazing way beyond my wildest dreams to fulfill my calling, purpose and destiny while enjoying beauty, art, culture, nature and science the whole way thorugh.
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One Response to Still moving forward despite setbacks

  1. Julie B. says:

    OhJanet- I’m sorry to hear that. I know how much time and heart you have invested in Mercy. I’m impressed with your attitude! Trusting Him and putting Him first with your family does seem they way to go! Enjoy that Mercy. SHe is a beautiful dog. Hope you guys are doing well!

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