Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meddling in God's Business

So, this week I have been BORED and I have publicly complained about it, but in the women's group I attend at church, some things were pointed out to me that I hadn't really thought about.

I have ALWAYS worked - and not just one job, but several most of the time. I am used to being really busy. This only adds to my seeming inability to BE STILL and enjoy this season of my life. Now don't get me wrong, there are really good days...Tuesday was a REALLY good day (other than the fact that it felt like flippin' July outside!). I went to Target to get a few things, then I drove around town and found a new place to eat at (for my IL readers - it's a lot like Harbaugh's in Cdale). Sweet Pea Cafe. It was so pleasant and relaxing and YUMMY. THEN I went to my new favorite place (move over Blake's there's a new cupcake place and it's closer to my house and their cupcakes are better!). It's called PureDelite and it IS nothing short of delightful. If you come to visit me we ARE going there! Just sayin'!

That was my "SQUIRREL!" moment. Now back to regularly scheduled programming.

How do we know if we are following God's will? For instance, I am wanting to work. I would like a new car (which means I need a job). However, everything I have applied for, looked at, thought about, checked into (you get the point) has yielded no job. What does one make of this?

I know that I have a problem with the BE STILL part of Be Still and Know That I Am God. I could assume that much of this has to do with the fact that it isn't time for me to work or the job isn't ready for me and God is using this season to torture me into teach me about being still. (We keep going back to this lesson. I am thinking I may be a little slow.) However, I feel lazy. I feel like I should be DOING more. I look for jobs, but I honestly feel like when it's time, it will be incredibly obvious. Yet knowing that doesn't help me be still. Do you see my dilemma?

I think alot of times I am tempted to meddle in things that I have no business meddling in because I feel like I need to DO something. I know it's an exercise in futility and it will only lead to dissatisfaction yet my flesh thinks that God needs a little assistance.

Crys is trying to ack-sen-choo-ate the positive and I am going to follow her example. The ladies in my group pointed out a few good things that are coming out of this season and I have since thought of a few more.

During this season, I have made some great friends and have had time to invest in relationships with people...time to sit across from a table and actually talk to someone without doing 15 other things. I have most certainly taken that for granted. A lot of people move to a new place and have no time to develop relationship and end up feeling very lonely and isolated. Not an issue here because I have a lot of awesome people who love on me constantly here.

I have been able to drive around Northeast Ohio and find cool, fun places (and delicious cupcakes!) that I would have never found had I been working.

I have time to make dinner almost every night and sit down and spend time with my husband because I have gotten all of the housework and grocery shopping done while he is at work.

And there is no way that I would've made things like necklaces and scarves when I was working all of the time. Who has time for that crap? Oh wait - I do. And today I'm thankful.


CrysHouse said...

Feel free to ship some fun crafts this direction.

Chris looked at his vaca schedule, and it looks like the end of June for our visit. I'll get real dates to you as soon as I can.

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