Oct 31

Expect and Attempt…..with Wisdom Wednesday Link Up

Who’s in the SPOTLIGHT!?!


Nicole from Seven Flowers’ post “10 Ways to Find Miracles in Your Life” caught my attention this week!

The simplicity of the 10 steps is wonderful, but life changing! Be sure to swing by her corner and see what she’s up to!   

** Due to minimal traffic on the weekend, I’ve moved the SpotLight to my Wisdom Wednesday posts going forward, I want to bring traffic to your corner too so I hope this helps! 🙂


Expect and Attempt……

Every year our Pastor chooses (through much prayer and with God’s direction) a theme for our church.

I always strive to bring it home and make it personal. Thinking, “How can I as a part of this church fulfill a part of this year’s theme?”

Last we (2011), we focused on the woman at the well.  I focused on meeting people right where they were at. I listened, I prayed, I counseled, I was there for whomever needed me, whenever they needed me.

This year’s theme has had me stumped for the last 10 months. Yes. 10 months.

It seemed so big. My season in life wasn’t right for it.

God had another plan.

A few weeks ago during Sunday School, the theme was staring at me, as it has all year.

“Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.”

In the still small voice you must be sitting still to hear. God spoke to my heart. He made the theme personal. He brought it home.

“Expect me to do great things in your marriage, Misty.”

This brought tears to my eyes, and if anyone saw I’m sure they were wondering why David, Joab & Amasa were making me cry.

My marriage has been a bit rocky lately and God whispering to me to expect great things from Him for it was amazing.

He wasn’t done whispering though.

“Attempt great things FOR Me….love your husband as I have loved you.”

Oh boy. I love my husband. Yet I know I don’t love him as God loves me. I never can because His love is perfect, He is perfect. And I never will be.

Did you catch the first word in that instruction though?


I don’t have to do it perfectly. I don’t have to feel like a failure when I don’t do it right.

I am to try. To work at it. To do my best with God at my side.

So here goes nothing.

Expect and Attempt…….GREAT THINGS! 


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  1. Kelly

    That is just what I needed to hear and be reminded of. ATTEMPT! The problem I have is that i don’t even want to attempt a lot of the time unless I know i’ll succeed.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes! Attempt! It isn’t easy to attempt something that you aren’t confident you’ll succeed in, I understand that completely! 🙂 I’ll be praying for ya girly! 🙂 Blessings! 🙂

  2. Jennifer@GDWJ

    Such an encouraging word. Thank you!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for your kind words and for stoppin by! 🙂 Blessings! 🙂

  3. Mrs. Sarah Coller

    This is truth…and God definitely blesses our efforts! Hang in there!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes He does! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings! 🙂

  4. Emily Cook

    Loving as He loves… so beautiful, yet so impossible!
    But he clothes us with His righteousness and His love…so as you attempt to love your husband, never forget to receive that unconditional love from Jesus first! His Word will be your encouragement, and His strength, yours!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is impossible, yet attempting to love as He loves is a great calling I believe! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! Blessings! 🙂

  5. Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife

    Hmmm, rocky marriages, I think we all deal with that from time to time, eh?
    Expect great things from God… how true is that. I for one know this, I fail at trusting,
    it’s the hardest thing for me to do. I will fight and struggle and try to do every
    thing my self and yet, perhaps I need to trust God to perform great things in my life.
    Love you sis!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That is true, marriages have hard times throughout the years. Trusting is so important, but not always easy. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think! 🙂 Love ya too sis! 🙂

  6. Laura @ Pruning Princesses

    Hi Misty, I am in the same season, Misty. Trying to love my husband even as marriage is a bit rocky. Trying not to nag or complain or overcorrect. Thanks for the reminders. And I like the linky tool you are using now. I think it is friendlier, but that may be because I am used to it!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Marriage will have rocky times, it is during those times I am learning that I can minister to my children and my husband! Loving them through the hard times, unconditionally! Praying for you girly! 🙂 I like the Linky Tools too 🙂

  7. Kathleen

    What a great reminder Misty that we are to do our part – to try and let God do the rest. Keeping you in prayer ! Have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That is so very true! We have to do our part, it won’t just happen without us following God’s will! Thanks for stoppin by! 🙂

  8. Felecia

    Oh Misty,
    God’s pronouncement to you brought tears to my eyes! Meaning (for me) that it was definitely Him speaking to you. Praying for you both as you attempt to love each other as Jesus loves and has loved. A heady concept. Just look toward Jesus, put your hand in His, and say, “Show me.” He will.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I definitely had tears in my eyes! It was an amazing moment with my Lord! Thank you for your encouragement! Blessings!

  9. Auntie Em

    Misty, hang in there with your attempts… God will honor them. Thanks for the party, and the REMINDER!!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you for the encouragement! Blessings! 🙂

  10. Falen

    Oh yeah… To hear that whisper with your whole soul, knowing full well that whisper is the God of heaven… so relevant, straight truth, pure wisdom…. So glad you shared this. Attempt doesn’t mean try and never fail…. Love that! So encouraging!!


    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, knowing full well that it isn’t just me having thoughts, but that God is speaking to me! It is a wonderful, humbling moment! Thanks for stoppin by girly 😉 Blessings!

  11. Lori

    Your post was lovely, and hopeful, and real. I love it when God breathes vision and hope into an are of our lives that needs his touch. How humbling to hear his voice, feel his touch, and share his power. May God enable you to obey, in faith and submission, to the calling he has placed on your life. Visiting today from Be Not Weary and glad I did.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is truly humbling! I was and still am in awe every time I remember this! Thank you for sharing and for stoppin by! Blessings!

  12. Kaye Swain

    What a sweet blessing from God – DAILY He keeps us going, His mercies are truly new every day. Praying for you today!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Amen! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words and for stoppin by! Blessings! 🙂

  13. Erika

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings! 🙂

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