I allow things to really aggravate me to the point of knocking me off task sometimes. This is a problem.
I was over at Full Complexity's blog and read her post about something really similar. We must be living parallel lives. God led us to each other's blog for encouragement.
I drove through traffic and in circles to make it to this important event downtown only to realize the event did not have parking. I would have to pay and I had no cash on me. I would have to drive at least 15 minutes out of the way to find a cash station. All of this happened after having a really tough/disappointing day at work.
All I needed to do was bite the bullet, say a prayer, and drive to the cash station and make my way back. I, however, became overwhelmed with all the things I had been going thru and thought this is just one more thing that has not worked out for me.
I started to cry. . .really. I thought, God, why do things like this happen to me, why am I disappointed so much?
And then it came to me, like an epiphany – no Chrisette Michele - that it was only a test. The enemy tries to throw little roadblocks in our way to keep us off task. In the grand scheme of things, this was only a minor setback but I allowed myself to connect it to other minor setbacks to create a giant snowball of setbacks to cry over.
The event was so informative and I got to do something I always wanted to do.
I believe God is showing me through it all to just trust him. He knows my end from the beginning. The setbacks are just a test of my faith. Do I really believe the ending of the story leads back to HIM?
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Yeah I remember her post something like this. Not falling apart and such. Good post love! Stay focused [hugs].
Hugs right back at ya!
And just by writing this you have shown the enemy that you are an overcomer and glorified God at the same time. Don’t let ’em beat you down!
Thanks, Sis. I needed that.
If we could see each other in person, I would give you a big hug and then cry with you… and then shout with you. 🙂 <3
We're going to make it!
And it is so.
Girl, thank you. i could use a hug, a cry, and a shout.