Sue and I haven't written anything in quite a while. Sue posted last on August 15, and I haven't written anything on my own since Memorial Day. Apparently, I took the summer off. Oh I've been writing (check out the notes page on my Facebook) just not here. Recently however, I've had some stresses happen in my life that reminded me I need to write about good things. So, here goes.
I moved to a new apartment. Moving is supposed to be one of those top-10 stress-inducing things.
I lost my job. Yeah - that's no fun either.
I got a cold. But it's a Man Cold!
So, please allow me to use Scripture to turn that around a bit. My view of the world comes from this place.
We know that God's plan for us did not include brokenness; broken finances, broken health, broken lives, broken homes, broken relationships, and the brokenness of our own sins. When that brokenness occurs, we can be sure that he will use whatever happens to create something good.
We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose,
Romans 8:28 (CEV)
Paul wrote that from prison. Yeah... kinda helps me put my life into focus, don't you think?
Right! So, now let's talk about the good things.
2) I have a new place! I get to rearrange furniture, hang pictures, organize cabinets, and try new things. This is fun for me. It might not be your favorite thing to do, but it's really fun for me.
3) I'm financially OK - though I don't have a job right now. I have an amazing opportunity to explore what I want to do, and what I might do. I don't have to run out and get another job right now. That's a pretty amazing feeling and I know what an extraordinary opportunity this is. Please pray with me that I don't waste it. I'm exploring building my own Social Media Consulting business and doing more voiceover work than I have before. I can strategize about that all day - actually doing it scares the crap out of me.
Jesus looked at them and said, “There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.”
Mark 10:27 (CEV)
That's just it, I may be gifted in certain areas and those give me some opportunities, but without God's intervention, I'm not going to be successful.
1) With my cold... I sound sexy... Like when Phoebe had a cold.
So, look for a Good Things About Fall post coming next week!