Life lessons are not always fun to learn but once they are learned they can be so gratifying. This week I have had the privilege of being gratified through some of those learned lessons. It brings such a humble smile to my heart…and my face!
If you read this much you know two years ago I faced a rough time with my career, yet one that left me refined as gold, only because of my loving comforter, sustainer and deliverer. God is so mighty in all his ways and that wound is now just a healthy, faint scar. It left enough of a mark to teach me to be true to myself and to trust only a small few. Wonderful lesson in the end, yet the road getting to this point was a trip, to say the least!
Anywho, those who love me best kept telling me what goes around comes around as I healed from that episode, and I didn’t believe them…until this week. It was just happenstance that I was where I was at that time and saw what I saw. I think it was a God thing…it gave me chills and a humble smile to view what I did. Sad times for this person, but you reap what you sow! It was an “ah-ha” moment for me. So glad I could witness the reaping….in Christian love, of course! 🙂 Isn’t it fun how God puts us in the right place at the right time?!
Busyness has been my stronghold lately. A few weeks ago a dear friend told me that satan disguises himself in busyness. It hit me like a ton of bricks when she told me that. It was true. I was doing all good things, things with purpose and a good cause, but it was putting great stress on me, my child and my husband…and my time with Jesus. So I quickly gave it up to the Lord and chose VBS as my only volunteer activity for the summer. I am stoked about the freedom it has given me to play, love and focus on the things that matter most in my little world.
So, I was listening to one of my young mama friend’s this week tell me how busy she is and I was able to pass my nugget of truth onto her and it felt so honest, true and humble to pour my testimony out to her. I loved seeing the light bulb go off in her head as I shared my heart. Another “Ah-ha” moment. Then my devotion last night even spoke on this very subject. I found myself smiling real big in the bed. Randall came in from the shower and said,”What are you smiling about?” and I said “Jesus!”. I am so glad he loves me enough to put up with me…Randall and Jesus, that is!