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!!!