Monday, May 10, 2010

The Party's Over

It was a cold, dark, rainy morning today. One of those days you just want to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed. How many times have I gotten ready for work wishing I could stay home? Stay home and read, blog, and get projects done around the house. A day to stay home - alone to my thoughts - to renew my mental state of mind - or to have a movie marathon all my own. 

Today, God has blessed me with such a day. I scheduled a grooming appointment for the dogs at 7:00 a.m. Woke up wondering what I was thinking when I scheduled that appointment - geez I could be sleeping in during this wonderful cold rainy day. As I laid in bed hitting the snooze alarm I started to reflect on the sermon from yesterday. Our pastors wife gave the sermon and it was entitled  "Get A Grip". 

She talked about how God is going to do amazing things through the women of the church but before he can do anything we have got to get a grip.   She asked  us how we are running, are we running with the baton ready for hand off for all it's worth or are we sitting on our hands. We have to go to God and drop the insecurities.  We have got to run, run for all it's worth and pass on the baton to our children.  We don't have a choice, their spiritual welfare is at stake. 

How many times has God answered my prayers and I didn't recognize it or appreciate it? Today is an answer to one of my prayers. It's the perfect day to stay home to read, blog, or get projects done around the house, to renew my mental state of mind. And it hit me - GET A GRIP. I've got to go to God and drop my insecurities and run.

The pity party is over, I've been trying to stay positive about this whole new adventure thing - I didn't feel like I was having a pity party but I'm beginning to believe I was only fooling myself. Today's the day, the pity party is over

It may be cold and dark outside but the light of God is shinning inside, I'm off and running. I didn't handle the last few months very well. I have a whole new appreciation for those who work multiple jobs and/or are single parents. 

Today is a new day and I intend on making the best of it. It's time to enjoy and be thankful for this blessing of free time God has given me, to restore my daily routines, to jump start my exercising (that I claim I never have time for), to take a break and just let God be in control. 

Oh yeah, probably should send out a few resumes too....... 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

My favorite scripture of all! Thanks for sharing this because I too need to get a grip. I'm trying not to let the panic of unemployment overwhelm me too so now, I can just tell myself, "Get a grip."

Seth said...

I like the mind set. Stay focused on your goals.