There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and noticed she only had three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today!" So she did and she had a wonderful day!
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she only had two hairs on her head. "Hmmm..." she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." So she did and she had a grand day!
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she only had one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail." So she did and she had a fun, fun day!!
The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "Yay!" she exclaimed. "I don't have to fix my hair today!!"
So I'm learning... ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING!! Sometimes our lives seem to be in a "holding or waiting pattern." I have been waiting for over two months now for my 6 month old laptop, to be fixed or replaced. I won't bore you with all the details... but suffice it to say, "I am still working on a subpar computer.
The first few weeks I was more than frustrated. The next several weeks, unable to deal with the constant phone calls... I gave it to my husband to deal with. So now what?? Well, I am in a holding pattern, a time of waiting!!
However, I have decided to get back to my blog... no matter how long it takes to write. I am finding that it is my attitude that means everything in this faux pas. This kerfuffle or blunder has kept me from blogging... it has reduced my communications with friends and it has annoyed me beyond... what it ever should have.
Certainly, there are more important things in life!! There are children who are hungry, disease, wars, human trafficking... etc. I am fighting a monstrous disease and daily pain, I have friends with cancer, who are battling for their very lives. How in the world could I get so caught up in a faulty computer?? Shame on me!!
God is directing, calling and compelling me to keep moving forward! To press on, when life seems contrary to reason, to press in when things look hopeless and to dig deeper when impossibilities present themselves!! I recently told a friend that we must have "convictions of steel"... and so I too, will stand on that truth!!
Now more than ever, I must be kinder, I must love more generously, I must be loyal, trusting and care deeply. Everyone I know needs a smile that declares the joy of the Lord and a loving touch from Jesus... for everyone we know is fighting some kind of battle!!
Life is not about waiting for our storms to pass, it's about breathing in the fresh air... while we are dancing in the rain! And, it's about learning new roadways... when our journey takes a detour! Lord, when I get set in my ways... stir my heart and revive my soul to see... those who need a touch of your love!
Surely, this is the day that the Lord has made... I must rejoice and make the most of it!!