Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thoughts on Our Season of Life

By "Our Season of Life", I mean David retiring, searching for (and not yet finding) a job, and me going back to work more.

I'm kind of surprising myself through this time.  If you had asked me a year ago how I'd act in this situation, I would have told you that I'd be a basket case if this ever happened.  The good news is, I'm not!  I'm quite calm about it, which I attribute a great deal to having watched other friends recently walk through very similar circumstances.  I also think I may have grown up a bit, and am learning how to deal with life's twists and turns better. 

On one hand, I am quite confident in God's provision.  On another hand, I can also calculate just how long we can reasonably live in this situation, so I'm mentally giving myself a certain amount of time before I can start worrying.  Those two are quite opposing and show how easy it is for me to want to trust God but then also keep things in my own control.

"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.  That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?"
-Matthew 6:24-26 (New Living Translation)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He will have you working just the right amount to meet all of your needs.... thanks for being available so i can enjoy this maternity leave to savor and wonder if this is what it would have been like having just one at a time ;-)