Hey Hey Friend! I hope and pray you are staying strong and solid during whatever season life is finding you right now. Making time for gratitude and finding grace as you navigate “all the things” a day can throw at you.
I went for a run a few weeks ago and wore one of my favorite tee’s from Wreath and robe. As I was running I got to thinking.. (again) about the word hustle and what it means for me right now in this hard season I (we) are in.
For those of you who are new to my blog or maybe you just didn’t know; mainly because it is hard for me to share the hard things. Ya know what I mean? It makes it so real for me. Makes it hurt more when I say it out loud.
My husband has brain cancer.
You can read about it here in more detail. So for me my whole life was turned upside down especially when he had his 3rd surgery which left him partially speechless (literally) and limited use of his right side.
And once again my hustle had to change.
HUSTLE : Verb; Forcing someone to move hurriedly in a specified direction. Push roughly. Hurry. Obtain by forceful action or persuasion. Sell aggressively. Noun; Busy movement and activity.
I typically do not subscribe to this definition of what it means to hustle. I see hustling as just “Getting it done; your way” Fast, slow or in-between. Doesn’t matter. It is just having a goal or dream, and taking the daily necessary steps to get there.
My daily hustle looks very different now. I have no long term goals. No 5 year plan. I have to take my life one-day-at-a-time. Focusing strictly in the moment. But that doesn’t mean I can’t live each day with passion and the determination to live it to the fullest. Cry when I need to. Laugh if I can.
For me right now H-S-T-L is about.
- H – HAVING
- S – STRENGTH
- T – TO
- L – LIVE, LAUGH, LEARN, LOVE, LET IT GO
Live – because sometimes I just want to throw my hands in the air and give up.
Laugh – finding joy in the tough seasons is down right hard. What I am learning is that I have to CHOOSE to see the joy in every moment.
Learn – Allowing the Lord to teach me. Refine me. Remove the things that hinder me from walking fully where i am right now.
Love – Confession: I have been struggling with walking in love to those closest to me. The reason: I am afraid. Afraid of the future. Mad ~ mad because my husband is fighting brain cancer. Sad ~ as I watch my children each process the pain in their own way.
Because I feel helpless.
Let it go – this is when God guides me everyday in letting it go of the things I can not control. little by little. one step at a time. one day at a time.
It is because of God that I am able to move forward in each day. His mercies are new every morning and He will meet you with just the right mercies for the moment.
What is your definition of Hustle during your season right now?
How are you turning to God to guide you through that?