Even Saints Complained
Friends of JesusI was a convert when I married my husband and thought I lived a very devout, disciplined, holy life. My honest desire was to become a saint. Yet unbeknownst to me, buried deep in my soul was a tendency to control everyone and everything combined with a fear of really letting go and trusting in God. So I did everything on my own, relying solely on myself, not on God to get through every day. I think my mantra was, "Fine, I will do it on my own!" I am such a tough cookie, it took nine unplanned pregnancies and babies, poverty, a depressed husband, and unrelenting chores on a small family farm to finally bring me to my knees in exhaustion before God could show me that I was not led by the Holy Spirit. I was shocked when I discovered I relied on my own strength and NOT on Jesus.
Copyright 2018 Melanie Jean Juneau
About the Author
Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.