Monday, June 18, 2007
Do we ever stop learning patience? Today, during one of my music lessons, the Lord convicted me of my impatience. This little girl is a dreamer, quite unconcentrated and really only comes to piano lessons because her mother wants her to. She often comes lates and misses lessons. And when she is there, she makes it obvious in so many ways that she would rather be almost anywhere than sitting at that piano! I have spoken to the mom about it, but she has asked me to keep trying till the end of the school year, at least.
I realized today while I was working with her on her little "Elephant Waltz" that I had in some ways, taken a cue from this little girl's attitude, and had adopted an impatient, not at all encouraging tone with her. I really felt the Lord spoke to my heart to change that and I did, although the actual words I spoke were probably not a lot different. I could sense immediately that she was trying harder, and was more motivated to do a good job with the help of the tips and support I gave her.
Why am I sharing this here on SP? Because I believe it's the participation here that has helped me to tune into many areas of "stinking thinking" that the Lord wants me to renew, not just in the area of health, nutrition and fitness. Like Romans 12:2 says, I'm not to be conformed to this world: but transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. That's my prayer today - transform me! Not just so that I feel better about myself, but so that I can be a positive force in the lives of others.