Thursday, May 22, 2014

Juggling is an Art

Life is a juggling act but juggling isn't always easy. It is a skill that must be fostered and constantly worked on. If you take on too much, you burn-out. If you take on too little you are left wondering what your purpose in life is and if you are like me you are working hard to keep everything up in the air where it should be. So, the juggling jug called my Blog, has been falling down a lot as has been exercising and other things I don't even realize yet that have taken a back seat in my life. The "to-do" list is too long and I am not organized enough nor have the brain cells in my memory to make it all work. But life is also like riding one of those buck-you-off bull rides, you have to get back on and try again. Persistence is a big key to your growth. Giving up cannot be an option. Get back on the bull, pick up the balls you are juggling and start over. In the midst of starting over, look to God and rely on Him to help you stay on the bull and keep the balls flying through the air.

Hebrews 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Dreaded Question

I met a new client for my senior care provider job yesterday. She and her husband were warm and friendly. As she was showing me around their house and discussing what I would be doing, she asked the dreaded question, "when are you due?" Okay, now I have been battling this issue my entire life. Even when I was a skinny teenager, I still had a bump of a stomach. It is just the way God made me. It can be more pronounced with my posture and clothing and if you are viewing me from the side as she was. The last time this happened was in church a couple of years ago. I ended up crying silently beside the woman who asked the question no woman wants to hear when there isn't any possibility of it being true. But this time was different. I was able to handle it all with grace given to me by God to smile and shrug it off as nothing but a sweet lady that loves babies. It is a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit and his work in me to see this progress in my response to this question that has plagued my life. It's okay because God made me this way and he loves every part of me, pot-bellied stomach and all.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

From The Inner Voice of Love

It is not going to be easy to listen to God's call. Your insecurity, your self-doubt, and your great need for affirmation make you lose trust in your inner voice and run away from yourself. But you know that God speaks to you through your inner voice and that you will find joy and peace only if you follow it. From The Inner Voice of Love by Henri Nouwen

I struggled with my call and finally listened to that inner voice from God and have the peace and joy of knowing I am seeking God's will.