Friday, June 24, 2011

Strong, But In a Different Way

I've noticed when I'm unhappy it's usually because I'm living the wrong life. A different life than the one God planned for me way back thousands of years ago**.

The unhappiness rolls in when I nag Tom. When I've aimed my nose toward other peoples' business or ignored balance with being online, reading books, eating, gardening, decorating or resting. Or playing on a farm when God actually made me a suburb kind of girl.

When I tweak God's custom-made plans for the nature He created within me, I falter, flounder and sit around on couches wondering, "What went wrong?"

Well, duh.

Somewhere the connection becomes unhooked--and the connection means everything. Make or break. Joy or a certain unsettled discomfort that you just can't explain.

But oh, how good to be reconnected! In the right place at the right time, Grace dancing in circles all around you, even at the supermarket in rush hour. And a new acceptance that--just because you can't leap the same tall buildings others can--still you are strong. Just in different ways, realms. Still God gives you incredible strength to do what He calls you to do--good, special, fun stuff meant to change others' lives and yours, as well.

And how sweet is that?

(Pretty sweet.)


** Jeremiah 1:5

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."


Made an offer on the house yesterday. We'll see how things go today. Thanks for following our story!


Here's a fun summer song for old times' sake. And for you.



Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Wishing you luck! And wishing you days of dancing with joy!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Well. Interesting. Meant to say dancing with Grace, but let it be joyfully with Grace.

Anonymous said...

WOW...your move is progressing so fast it makes my head spin...still!! Hope all goes smoothly from here on out.

Elizabeth in NC

Anonymous said...

When things are meant to happen, everything goes smoothly.

All the best,


Pat said...

Nothing works properly or for our good until we let God open those doors for us. I know, I've tried it the other way around...not good.
This house looks neat as a pin, and very inviting. I bet your thinking of where to place furniture and what kind of curtains would look good, I know I would be!