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Somebody must be watching me.....

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The tests I’m being given must be to, once again, show my CHARACTER as a living WITNESS -- of course it could be yet another FAITH BUILDING adventure.

Please understand, I'm not looking for pity.... I'm not trying to whine... but I'm seeking prayer and I believe that having a few details may help.

As many are aware my BFF recently (as in last month) moved back into our complex (WAHOO) and I recently got overwhelmed at work due to major staff cuts (I already covered 3 branches completely and most of a 4th) and they no longer have someone to back-up or cover me. Being a financial firm we get rather busy this time of year (between now and May). We just found out that they are renovating our branch and my area will be in disarray between now and May. We got notice that the Auditors are in the area and will be doing their thing between now and May. AND last night we inadvertently discovered that our complex (home) is being sold. Being the long running tenants we are, other tenants are looking to us for guidance and solace -- hard for us to do when we are in the dark as well.

DH was taking it personally because he knows our landlord better than anyone else and was clueless, but worse than that he thinks its because he didn't pray hard enough or in the right manner.

I think I was able to calm most parties down last night (boy were we busy fielding calls and visitors), and I think I was able to ease DH's mind some. It's not his fault that this happened. Sounds like bad timing for everyone involved - Landlord, agent, tenants, DH, me. As for DH's prayers.... he's been reading something regarding waking up tomorrow with only what you thanked GOD for today. We pray for each other, our friends, family, neighbors, people that we will be in contact with throughout our day, and give praise for all the blessings that have been given us --- I don't think GOD requires us to be specific about the house, car or material goods, but HEY, maybe I'm wrong. Either way, WE NEED PRAYER and it doesn’t hurt to ask for a little outside help from time to time.

DH and I want to be witnesses that Christ will be proud of. We know GOD will find a way to work this out for us – maybe not the way we’d like but the way HE knows is best for us. I have that faith and I’m pretty sure DH does too. But I am feeling more than a little bit overwhelmed right now and don’t want to cave to all the external pressures. I need to be at my best for those around me. I want to be an example for others to seek Christ not turn away from Him. I’m working hard at staying strong, staying positive and staying on track with my diet and exercise.

I know it is when life is chaotic and things seem to be at their worst that faith shows and in most cases grows. I know it is when our world is shaken that our true character shows. I know I have weathered my share of storms in the past, have received the olive branches and seen my share of rainbows. I know this time will be no different!

Thanks in advance to all my PRAYER WARRIORS!!!
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  • MAYIE53
    Erin . . . oh my goodness, just learned that you are struggling with a lot of challenges in your life. Please forgive me for being so self absorbed that I was unaware of your difficulties. You are such a positive person. I guess I didn't think it was possible for any kind of negativity to enter your life. I will definitely be praying for you, your DH and all those other people involved. May you continue to shine that light of optimism during this trying time. emoticon
    1071 days ago
    God brought you to it, he will get you through it! I have always found that those trying times end up being pivotal times in my life! They add texture to our fabric of life! Hang in there. Prayers are going your way!
    1086 days ago
  • NHES220
    Praying that all works out for you in work and in your home life, sorry you are in such chaos!
    1086 days ago
    emoticon You will get through this. emoticon
    1086 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Oh my goodness! Such chaos all at one time! I will of course pray for these things specifically for you - I always pray for you but now I have specifics .... that helps me!

    1086 days ago
    Oh honey, you have my prayers. LOTS to handle.
    1086 days ago
    Praying for your needs to be met and God's guidance to be loud and clear in your life.
    Remember the song lyrics in a Casting Crowns song "your life isn't falling to pieces its falling into place". As you are so aware of... all things are not good YET God works all things into good for those that love him. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1086 days ago
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