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Friday, May 25, 2012

Opportunity…(the challenge to do the right thing because it’s right)


Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthymeditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8(NKJV)

Happy Friday...once again I'm linking up with the thegypsymama to drop everything and write.   My readers, such as they are, now expect a FMF.  The rules are simple…

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. REALLY.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Visit people who linked up before us & encourage them with generous and thoughtful comments, because we all know how good they feel.

Game? Then drop everything and write!


GO:

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Yesterday would have been precisely the right time to act a d~~n fool in frustration over some foolishness.  I would have been well within my rights, and right to boot, for calling certain folks out on their bad behavior; letting their personal agendas getting in the way of getting things done, making right well-considered decisions without first considering their personal ambitions, etc…things I am familiar with because above all else, I am both human and ambitious.  Thankfully, most importantly, yesterday, I was a child of God.  I took the opportunity presented, to say, do, and act according ONLY to my Father’s Will and the guidance He provides me.  Yesterday, in the face of overwhelming foolishness, I was the peaceful warrior.

Thank You, Lord.  Yesterday I really could have responded to the feeling in my gut that something was going to be “out of order” with a call to battle.  In fact, I confessed to a good friend and colleague before a meeting began that I had a sense it was going to be contentious.  She agreed, asked if I’d heard anything, and asked how I knew.  I told her that I was listening to the Universe, and that I was fully prepared to handle it, for you see, the battle was never mine.  I had nothing to do but stand by.

I did not fight. I did not get angry.  I stayed cool.  I didn’t even feel the need to pray through it, only because I was safely hidden in The Rock.  I had no anxiety about what was to come (and it got ugly, and stayed that way, in fact, it ain’t over.) However, at all times, I was content to be still and await the right way to proceed, knowing He would make a way, and it would be plain, as well as something a committed bunch of co-volutenteers  could live with.  Before night fell yesterday, it was all done.  In order.  Recognizably right.  Praise God.
When we learn to lean and depend; when we learn to go to the hill; when we learn to seek His refuge, it’s alright.  You see, before I ever walked into yesterday’s meeting, it was already alright.  The test was mine-you see the battle wasn’t, but the test, waiting patiently upon the Lord, was…and yesterday, when presented with the opportunity to glorify God, I passed.  Hallelujah! 

What have you celebrated? What have you done well, to the glory of God? Tests may not be wonderful, but passing them is.  Passing your test is confirmation that God is Good.

TIME!

STOP:


1 comment:

  1. Tara, good for you! Good for God! I too have often felt the desire to call someone out on their behavior and recently let myself fall prey to that very behavior. I apologized later, but I shouldn't have done it. I should have hidden in the Rock and kept quiet. Thanks for the reminder today!

    Happy weekend!

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