The Weekend Brew: To Just Be His — 44 Comments

  1. I feel you on this Barbie… “I want to get back to a place where I share when the Spirit of God prompts me to share, without worrying about putting up a post for the sake of filling space. I don’t want to wonder if I am enough, or if I’m making a difference, or if I matter” ALL OF IT…and it’s what I was talking about when I shared the Lords the correction (for me) to be intentional with my linkups, to pray about all connections. Because it’s not about numbers or approval. I hear you friend. Take the time you need to center yourself as His daughter. The rest will be addressed as He sees fit. No stress. No worries. Only hearing and doing His will.

    • I so appreciate your words of wisdom Lisha. I tend to go way overboard in my commitments. The pulling back has been hard, but pruning is never easy. Painful yes, but so worth it. Blessings!

  2. Barbie, I am lovin’ on you tonight through prayer and will promise to carry you in my heart through this time. At one of the lowest, most sad times of my life I went to a Women of Faith Conference in Atlanta and heard this, “When you feel like you are up against a cement wall and there is no where to run and you feel you have lost your way or need more…just envision that cement wall as the breast of God and just fall into it like there is no tomorrow” God has set your feet on this quest and put the thirst in your heart. Just go deaf to everything else and listen…Just Be! Don’t worry about scheduled post…who makes the rules? 🙂 Rest, restore and revive. You are already a power house for God…there is no telling what is ahead! Many prayers my friend…<…Cathy

    • Cathy, your words of encouragement have blessed me so much today. Thank you for allowing God to use you to be a blessing.

  3. Barbie-this post really spoke to me. I can feel the pull between the world and God and I know that God will win! He has your heart and as you question what is next, I pray that you hear only His whispers. You are HIs and He delights in you – with or without struggles! Know I am praying for you my friend as the next steps of your journey are made clear to you.

  4. Barbie – So grateful God always whispers to us the very words we need to hear to be strengthened. You have such a gift of writing. Know that your words touch so many. I, for one, am glad you did not quit! Blessings!

  5. Indeed, there are powers enough in this world which want us to diverge from the being by God. There are idols, and people are furious when they are ridiculed. Even Jesus is made an idol of, which is a shame.


    Jesus hated
    idols rated.
    Love is never
    being clever.

    Have a nice weekend!

  6. As difficult as this journey is, Barbie, it’s good, because it’s God. He is preparing a way for you. A path, a place. What is even more wonderful {and so God!} is He is using you to bless others along the way. Take comfort in that truth. Praying for you as you seek Him.

    • If I do not allow Him to use me in my brokenness than I have nothing left to give. Thankful He chooses to continue to bless others.

  7. Dear sweet Barbie;
    It’s such a difficult place to be; thanks for sharing your heart! What a blessing that you were encouraged and loved by this awesome community of women! Praying you are uplifted today and feeling His strength and amazing love and grace deep in your heart.

  8. What a beautiful word for God to you. How much He must love you to want you to draw closer to Him, to want you to just be His. I pray that you will be fully rested, restored and refreshed in Jesus. Love you much, Barbie.

  9. Barbie, words could not tell you how much this post reflected my heart at this time. I am in a season of blah, too. It kinda started when I moved a little over a year ago. And then, it became more pronounced when my dad died in January. And then, turning 60 was just the icing on the cake (no pun intended!!)

    I’ve done a lot of *life-pondering* – wondering how much time (or energy) I have to do what God wants me to do. And what is that exactly? But, during this time the Lord keeps asking me the same question, “Is it really just Me?” More and more, my answer is yes. HE is all I want and all I need.

    Tears came to my eyes when I read what He said to you. How sweet. I believe He also said it to my heart through your words, and what a precious word.

    Just be mine.

    Sigh. Yes, to belong to the One who knows my name is indescribable.

    Thanks for this very encouraging post. You’re not alone in this season or on this journey. I get it. And so does He.


    • Sharon, I am grateful that you were blessed. I am praying for you as you lean into Him and allow Him to capture more of your heart. Hugs!

  10. You have such a beautiful heart Barbie. I love reading your blog, so real and so encouraging. Even when you are struggling, God shines through your words. Your in my prayers and I pray you will know that your worth is in Him and that, that is amazing. : )

    • I consider you to be among that community my friend. Always grateful for your presence here, but mostly your prayers.

  11. So glad you didn’t quit, friend! I can relate to a lot of your recent challenges and it does my heart good to know I am not alone. No matter the absences, you can be sure to find me waiting for you, with open arms cheering you on and welcoming you back! Hugs!

  12. I may sneak away for more quiet time. My heart desperately needs it. I may take more extended periods of time away, .

    This is good. In times like you are experiencing quiet is the “more.” It often feels counter productive. Praying you will find it in our never changing God.

  13. Thank you for sharing, Barbie. My heart was so encouraged by your words. I am where you are,and it is so comforting to know I’m not alone.

    God lifted from my long-time home and plopped me down in the middle of what feels like a desert. I’ve felt listless and without direction. I’ve been tempted to give up on my calling to write more times than I can count – and I have stumbled many times.

    It took me a long time to recognize what you are saying so beautifully: it’s about Him! I realize that He is calling me to focus on Him, not serving Him. When my eyes are on Him, the service flows naturally.

    • I cannot imagine having to be uprooted and moved. But when we keep our eyes on Him, He gives us the strength for the hard places. Have a blessed weekend.

  14. This is so beautiful! Every word echoes in my heart & mind. I almost feel like I wrote it with you! Connecting & relating to you in many ways. I love what you wrote. Your heart Barbie, it is so sweet, so persevering. I don’t know what you’ve been through but I know the feeling of wanting to quit, over and over again. Yet, deep desire for the Lord and the things of the Lord keep bringing me back to His feet and held in his arms. Blessings sweet sister-in-Christ!

  15. I love you, Barbie. I’m so glad you reached out so others could pray for you. It was so beautiful to see the outpouring of love come through. I’m glad you are getting some *me* time. Enjoy meeting your writing friend. Makes me smile knowing you are having that opportunity. Thank you for continually sharing your beautiful heart and words with us. Even during a difficult season your words are encouragement and remind us all to simply be His. {Hugs}

  16. I so get where you’re at because, from time to time, I experience this. It’s a hard place. I think you’re on to something…just listening to His voice and responding to His call to just be His. Beautiful post…

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