In Preparation

I posted a few days ago about where my life is headed, and where I feel God is leading me. There is so much I feel He wants me to do eventually. That doesn’t mean I can just sit and relax right now though. This is a season of preparation. So what do I need to do during this season? I am sure God will add some things to my list, but here is what I hear Him say loud and clear:

1. Read My Bible Daily
Hey! I already made a post about that! I need to do this and stick to it daily. Even if it is only a few pages, I trust that God will bless my time spent in His word, even if it is sometimes less than it should be.

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2. Read
I have been reading, and will continue to read books on marriage, family, womanhood, and home life. Sure, I have business books in there as I am building a Young Living business, but the bulk of my time needs to be devoted to my home and learning to run it better at the moment.

3. Work
There seems to be a common theme in so many of the verses that have stuck out at me in my reading in the last week or so. It is an area that I feel the Holy Spirit is especially trying to work on in my life. The theme? Laziness. I am so very prone to laziness. I hate admitting that, but the fact is that it is true.

“A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things” Proverbs 18:9 NLT

“A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-
then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.” Proverbs 6:10-11 NLT

“She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” Proverbs 31:27 NLT

That second verse has stuck in my head since reading it. Thankfully, it has helped me to get a better start on the day. I have never been a morning person, and I will admit that even now I get the most work done in the evenings, but I have started getting my Bible reading in at a time I would normally rush to bed until my youngest two kids wake up. This has been such a blessing.

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Now when I say work, I do not mean that I plan to go back to full, or even part-time employment. I need to be a diligent worker in my home. I need to make my home a place my husband wants to come home to. I need to make my home an environment conducive to learning and growing for my kids. Those two things alone require daily chores to be done.

These are the areas that are most important to me in this season of life, so they require a great deal of time and effort right now.

I intend to build a successful and profitable Young Living business as well. I have a plan in place on being more consistent with my work in this area. I trust the Lord to make my seeds profitable in His time.

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Thanks so much for reading.

~ Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

Taking Care of Me

Recently I have decided I need to take care of me. Have you ever been there? Have you been to a place of realizing that your own health and well-being are equally as important as that of others in your life? Well, that is where I am. As moms we tend to focus so much on everyone else, that we neglect our own needs and desires.

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I came to this point because I am tired of life as it is right now. I am tired of feeling drained, exhausted all the time. I can’t even enjoy time at home because I am either too tired to function, or I am grumpy because of how drained I am. This is not the kind of mom I want to be. I don’t want this version of myself to be what my babies remember when they are raising their own babies.

That brings me to another point, how will I teach my kids that they are worth taking care of, if I don’t model it in myself…

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I have also gained a considerable amount of weight. Well, I despise what I see in the mirror really. Last summer I wasn’t concerned about weight because I was breastfeeding, but now? Well, I hope he will ween eventually, and I really would like to feel attractive again. Thankfully, I have a husband who tells me I look good anyway.

I have come up with a plan to take care of myself. This will improve both the way I feel, and will improve what I see in the mirror as I take care of my health. That is the key, I am working for health, not just a goal of a certain size.

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My current plan is to drink NingXia Red daily. I plan to do 6 oz a day: 2 oz each at 8am, 10am, and 2pm. NingXia Red supports overall wellness, and I feel it provides a (much-needed in my case) surge of energy. I also feel like I make better snacking and beverage decisions when I drink it!

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I also intend to alternate between drinking Balance Complete, Pure Protein Complete, and Power Meal daily. Each as awesome ingredients that promote wellbeing. I like this in the morning with my NingXia Red, just mainly so that I don’t forget it. Plus, when I start my day off making good decisions, I tend to make better decisions the rest of the day than when I don’t.

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I have been taking Inner Defense daily, and recently added Life 5 in the evening. Inner Defense supports healthy immune function. Life 5 supports digestion. I want to pay more attention to that!!

The above items are my biggest daily additions in my quest to take care of myself. Obviously, I will be using lots of my essential oils, and I have lots of reading and other self-work to do.

 

Not only do I have feeling better as a motivation, but the Young Living Convention is coming up in August. I plan to be in attendance for the first time, and I intend to look and feel at my best.

Blessings,
Sara Sherrell
Rockin’ Oily Momma

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