Monday, August 20


What does it take to wipe a smile off of your face?  A knot in your yarn?  A small blister?  Mold on strawberries you just bought?  Sloshed coffee?  A ruined carrot cake with expensive ingredients?  Rain?  What if somebunny barks at you?  What if you trip going up the stairs?

I remember going to the public pool in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.  They made everybunny get out of the pool for 15 minutes for breaks. (the Great Bend pool did NOT)  EVERY time it upset me.  Like I didn't know it was going to happen and like 15 minutes rest time was really 15 hours.  Yes, it would wipe the smile off of my face.
As a little kid, I couldn't look ahead  and be prepared and mature about things like that.
But now I can be.  I can look ahead, prepare, have a plan, make up my mind, and decide *beforehand* what I'm going to do and how I'm going to act when something less than lovely happens to me.
My reaction to things is very important.
People are watching.
The Lord is right beside me.

Get a grip.

There should be a song in your heart all ready for those moments.....the sloshes, the knots and the blisters.

Job 23:10  But he knoweth the way that I take, when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.


Jersey Mama said...

I needed this reminder TODAY. Thank you.

Rebecca said...

I confess that I, too, need this reminder - FREQUENTLY. "Get a Grip." I'm going to write it on our kitchen chalkboard today!