Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some thoughts that I’ve been thinking…

This 52nd year of my life has been one with several hard knocks. I’d like to think that I’ve been like the song~ I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down.  I have enjoyed my time off- I have been a good friend when my  best friend lost her husband, I have been a Meme who could help my daughter and keep her girls while she is building a house, working a part-time job, doing her work with PTA. I have bonded with my peeps in my Sunday School class as we had a day each week that we swam together. I have sailed through the summer and enjoyed each gift I’ve received. Under it all has been this little nagging voice that has taunted me, it’s saying ~Un huh, what you going to do now girl, you got fired from a job you love, you are getting older every minute, you are not a skilled professional,  jobs are not plentiful and what do you have to offer. SO, I wait and I repeat the words I said the day I fell- God has something in store for me. Something better! Here’s a good place to stop and share a verse He has given me through this.

The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalms 37:23-24

So I am pressing on, I am getting in His word, I am trying not to fret. I am trying not to pay attention to the nagging voice. I am looking ahead and seeing the day that I am more than a conqueror. Because…

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of  power and of  love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7


I am getting to rest of the part about I’ve been thinking-the key to this is I”VE been thinking ~these are my thoughts and by no means those of a Great theologian or expert. Here goes….

I think you can tell alot about a person from several situations….

how they react when the going gets tough. Like when a loved one dies or even when they they face a crisis for sure.

I also think you can tell alot about a person by the way they comfort others during these times.

I think you can tell alot about a person when the air conditioner isn’t working like it should and everyone is warm.

I think you can tell alot about a person by the way they treat children.

I think you can tell alot about a person by what they read.

I think you can tell alot about a person when they’ve been given a day and what they do with it.

You can surely tell alot about a person by the way they love-selfishly, conditionally, abundantly, unconditionally.

Maya Angelou says :I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I think I fail at the Christmas  lights so I got pre-lit trees. And it’s not raining today . It’s a beautiful sunshiny day and my peeps are waiting by the pool, so I’ll go …spend another rough day laying on a raft sharing thoughts and laughter with my friends and do some more waiting ~to see what God has in store for me.

Be blessed!



Mike Golch said...

Yep I fail at christmas lights as well. it rained this morning now it is a sunny day out and since I do not travel,I don't worry about lost luggage.God Bless my friend.

Lori Lucas said...

I think a lot of us can use your message today. I have been soul-searching myself thinking ...and asking...."Are you SURE God, this is what you want me to be doing?"...I also realize the answer is usually already given to me, and it is me...not Him...that is waiting for the answer I want! (And in your list....well with the heat of this summer, I am afraid I might be cranky...after a while...if I had no AC.) Have a good day at the pool. Some of us are very envious! Lori L

melody-mae said...

This is just a lovely post, and that is something I can tell about you...LOVELY!

Brandi & Family said...

LORI-you are a blessing to me, this blog is so precious, touching and inspiring! You need to be a professional writer. I am praying that you find your way, the way God is leading you! God bless you and your precious family!
p.s. remember when I told you that you reminded me of my moma, well you do more everyday that I see or hear from you.. LOVE YOU!

Gmama Jane said...

*WAITING* is NOT one of my strong suits however I've improved a lot since I retired 3 yrs. ago. In any situation I've learned to ask, "What are you TRYING to teach me Lord??" Discerning the answer is the Key to moving forward or spinning our wheels. I'll pray for you to discern the answer God has for you!
I enjoy your posts...wish you would post more often.

jennifer said...

Beautiful post! Your thoughts and those of others are lovely. I will see what kind of person I am today when I clean my son's filthy room to get ready for company. I am REALLY going to have to do that unto God to make it any kind of fun.

Be blessed!