Thursday, May 22, 2008
Well I asked for a Word this morning and I got one! I've been trying my best not to be discouraged these past few weeks over my job and not being able to do what I thought I was over here in Iraq to do. Having to deal with a boss that has issues and not be able to speak with him rationally would drive anyone wild.
I know this battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities but when you're in the fight, you sometimes lose focus and only see what's in front of you. I know this is an attack but still I sometimes take it personally.
Well today I was journaling and listening to music. Vashawn Mitchell's latest cd has a song on it called "Higher Calling." And after about the nth time on repeat, God finally said "You're fighting for your calling." Wow! Funny to think that Paul used to rejoice in being persecuted. He wanted trials to come because he knew that in the end, he was becoming more like Christ. Shoot, we get a small trial to come our ways these days and we fall out, moaning and groaning wondering why in the world we have to go through. I want to be more like Paul. To rejoice and count it all joy!
Lord help me to stay focused on the prize. To know that I'm called and that You have put into me all that I need to make it through. Help me continue to be an example of You daily in all that I do. I don't want to get discouraged or to worry about what's going on around me but to know that I can completely lean on You for all that I need. In Jesus' Name, Amen