Recently I’ve been remembering my attitude this past summer and all I can ask myself is “Why was I such a jerk?”
Why was I so hesitant to put everything aside. My busyness. My feeling of being somewhat important. I’m ashamed now to admit that I was dreading having nothing to do. No volunteer work. No mommy visits. An empty calendar. Being busy makes us feel important. It use to make me feel important and valuable. So many times we wave our busy lives around like a flag of honor and pride. “I’ve been so busy” “I don’t have time for anything I’m just so busy” How many times have we heard these words from so many people as if being busy gives our lives value but in reality a life well spent is making every moment a time to value. The first lesson I’ve learned is: I should be spending my time doing something of real value with and for my family and eternal value for God. I was so selfish when all He wanted was to be with me. I still can’t completely wrap my mind around this: The Grand Creator of Everything just wanted to be with ME. Now I really feel important. I wouldn’t trade these last 3 months in God’s presence for anything. The more we get to taste of His goodness and love the more we crave. A thirst only He can satisfy. The second lesson I’ve learned is: When God asks something of you woman…just do it! No whining. No analyzing. He only wants good things for you to bless you and bring the dead parts of you to life! That I may have life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. ….when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11-14
What parts of your life is He bringing back to life?