It is hot this week.
I have a fractured hand.
I am missing all my friends in the USA.
I am missing our old property with its pool and its gigantic tree’s.
I am overwhelmed at the thought of what’s in store for me this year.
My arm is in a cast and it’s hot and sweaty.
I am hot, I am sore and I am frustrated……
But you know what? I am ridiculously blessed and I love my life!
No, seriously! My life is awesome and I am so thankful for what God has given me.
There is always 2 sides to a story and there is always 2 ways to look at a situation.
Sure I could sit here and wallow in my self-pity feeling sorry for myself. Complaining of a sore hand, moaning about the heat and how I can’t go swimming. Whining about how much I have to do and missing my ‘old life’.
But really, how much good is that going to do me? Instead, I choose to look at the flip side…
My family have been awesome helping me the last couple of weeks, and I haven’t had to do dishes once! They have rallied around and done all the jobs (and more) that I can’t. I have had to slow down and take things a little easy and I have read some awesome books over the last couple of weeks!
Having being slowed down by this fractured hand, I have spent more time with God where He has reassured me He will never give me more than I can handle. He reminds me that I am exactly where I am meant to be and that He has called me to lead women into freedom. He calms my overwhelmed spirit and replaces the dread with His love and peace. He gives me hope and excitement for the things He is going to do this year.
Sure, I miss our old place with its cool swimming pool and the tree’s that provided awesome shade at this time of year. But then I sit here in our new home and can’t believe how much God has blessed us. I sit at my desk and look out at our amazing backyard with all its space and my ever growing veggie garden!
And yes, I miss my friends in America like crazy, but as I chat with them on skype, we plan and dream of my trip later on this year where I will get to connect with them again, and the excitement builds. And then I look at all the new friends that I have made since being in TA and I am blown away but Gods goodness and the caliber of people He has placed around me, and I have no doubt this is where He has planted us.
So my friends, what is it you are facing this week? We all have a choice at how we look at our circumstances. Now, I know it is not always easy to see the good in things, but I truly believe we can train ourselves to see good in everything.
What are you going to choose this week?