Sunday, December 2, 2007

Just Right

I have been thinking all weekend about a post I have wanted to write. It was all about the annoyances and frustrations I have felt recently. I was planning to bore you with how I feel let down by the people around me. How much it annoys me when people say they will help me with things and then are unavailable for weeks or months at a time to get them done. I was even going to go so far as to complain that someone else would blow up at me over little things while I am in total meltdown mode. So, to make sure my heart is in the right place before I spew all this "information" at you, I decide to spend a little time in my bible. I grab the Daily Walk Bible off the shelf in our bedroom and settle in for some light reading. (You can laugh now, I know you want to.)

So, as I flip to today's date, I am thinking how perfect it would be if I were to read about conquering fear. I have been struggling with hearing bumps in the night lately. I thought that would be a timely lesson that I really needed to hear tonight. That lesson would be just right for tonight. This is what I found as I began reading the introduction...

If you are a "natural born complainer", try this surefire cure. Every time you are tempted to complain today, repeat the words of Philippians 4:4 first..."Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice!" Then, go ahead and complain...if you can.

All I can say to that is, "Ouch!".

That and I am not afraid of the noises anymore.

I guess I was WAS just the lesson I needed to hear.


Amazing Racer said...

All I have to say about this is that I LOVE YOU!!! You are so real, so honest, and so completely loveable!

Thanks for your encouragement through this blog and even through this crazy weekend!