So I have kind of taken a few steps away from thinking. I know, convenient, isn't it? Not really. I haven't taken much time to reflect on what I am going through and what I am learning (which is the purpose of this blog). Whether i want to say that I have been too busy or that I am working too many hours, it is really just (as Paul says) just a pile of poo.
If God wants to talk to you and teach you something but you give Him the cold-shoulder or just put Him lower on the “perpetual to do list” you are not only dishonoring Him, you are discounting the value that He has called you to as being a child of Christ. Tough pill for me to swallow, there.
So, do I really have that much going on? It is like my day yesterday, I was SO incredibly frustrated with work-related stuff that I just wanted to leave for the day. I just kept getting more frustrated as the day turned into evening. Finally, I hopped in the Jeep and took off to the house. By the time I started to wind down I just thought back on the day and realized that none of what I was so mad about made a bit of difference. The only effect it had was to get at me. So today, I rode to the office on the bike and just remembered (as I was sucking air by the time I got there) that God has filled my lungs with air today. He did it, i had nothing to do with continuing my existence today.
So, if you are so incredibly depressed, mad, angry, frustrated, sad, happy, joyous, full of life, drained, tired, or whatever you are feeling. Just remember that God has called you to BREATHE LIFE and out of the abundance of God filling your heart, you are to point it to someone else.
DO NOT BE SO SELF-CENTERED! (This is what I am telling myself.)