Monday, September 25, 2017

"Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! There is nothing too difficult or too wonderful for you. "  {Jeremiah 32:17}  AMP

There are times when many of us wish we could just give up, or go someplace where no one will find we or know me. At this point I usually need a breathe of fresh air, a little girl time with one of my friends or a little shopping to change my focus. Notice I said, "a little shopping,"because I'm not out of control, only a bit out of gear. Any of these will push my gears back into the right place.

Prayer is one of the most important ways to get me functioning at my best. I have to focus on the Lord and not give up, since my allergies are trying to take over my head. The ragweed has been giving me headaches, and a bit of dizziness too. He knows some days are hard, and He sees us through. Can you imagine an earthly father saying to his child, No, I'm sorry you are too sick, I'm not going to get you some water.? How much more our Heavenly Father will comfort and give us the aid we need.

I felt so far out of my comfort zone last night though, when I was trying to critique a story that a sister in the Lord had written for our writer's group. The idea of the group is to strengthen our writing by giving helpful hints to each other. I just didn't like saying something that might offend or hurt her, but it's called an Iron group and the point is to sharpen each other. I gave her disclaimers about how new I was at this, and that I really didn't know what to say. It hurts to grow, when we are so comfortable in our own space!

The problem with "our own space", is that it isolates us from those whom God has sent us here to touch. He is gently nudging us out to a wider space that incorporates even those who we have never met, like the writers in my group who are from all different parts of the United States. It took me months before I would say yes to this group, because I knew I would be vulnerable. Isn't vulnerability the place that we least like being in? I know it is for me, but how will I know Jesus better than to trust that He has my back, on new circumstances as well as the old? I'm glad that He say to take one day at a time, I can trust Him for that, and so can you!

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