The human side of me can think of a handful of people I would like to send this to, but I know Christ is in control and I leave it in His hands.
As I said:
Have a great Friday! Is there anything I can pray for you?
Do you ever become nervous when everything is running smoothly? I do!
It is like waiting for the next shoe to drop. Sadly, I guess that makes me a pessimist similar to Eeyore.
I am working on becoming more optimistic. But lately things have NOT been running smoothly so I find encouragement with the picture above. It is easy to get off track and easy to not be aware you are off track, that is why God allows certain trials to come our way. It is like the sifting of the wheat, God is removing what is not needed.
If you are falling apart, welcome to the club. You are not alone.
The good news is when you are falling apart, pieces are moving. Moving to something better, refined, and worthy of God to use. There is nothing stagnate about “falling apart.” What matters most is that you keep moving forward towards Jesus Christ.
Plus just like Eeyore says, hurry and swim to the shore before you are stuck there. God is our rescue.
When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there.
Eeyore’s Gloomy Little Instruction Book
(Dead or Alive)
I could say those words about sum up my last month. I have always said, as soon as you even think about patting yourself on the back, God will smack you in the back of your head. I don’t ‘think’ I thought about patting myself on the back but I sure have felt that humbling experience lately. Also I have entered in a situation where I am beginning to feel I am exactly where I want to be, but then opportunities keep arising leaving me wondering if God is going to move me. This leaves me unsettled, and personally I don’t care to be unsettled.
Therefore this leaves me totally trusting in God.
Trusting God in the middle of many unknowns.
What I have found though is that even in the middle of the unknowns and the parts that scare me, there are also little blessings along the way. God gently reminding me he is here and in control. It could be something as simple as a kind word, or watching a child act out in kindness, or a simple conversation; God is like the whisper in the wind comforting and encouraging.
How about you? Can you relate to the quote above? If so how do you handle when things all seem to be spinning you around?
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