Thursday, October 10, 2013

:: A Sense of Urgency …and Doubt{sort of pt. 2"}

::DAY 11::

Some of my yesterdays… are not pretty.  The thing about yesterday is IT IS NOT TODAY.  Today is all we have to be concerned with; not worry, but concern.  Be busy for today. Trust for today. Thankful, …for today.

To quote a great poet, singer, song writer… “Yesterday… all my troubles seemed so far away.”

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I previously wrote about A Sense of Urgency or the Lack Of—I shared some pretty truthful parts of myself with you.

What I didn’t share was THE TRUTH. These are my thoughts on that--

Yes... people are always in a rush lately. Or seeking immediate attention. As if EVERYTHING is coming to a halt in a minute...if they don't get answers.  I think we are living more and more in a SELF-CENTERED WORLD.  I for one am guilty and trying so, so hard to NOT be that way. 

We've forgotten what it is like to serve...we want to be served. We are all like children...(in a selfish way)...not in the (faith like a child way--Which is how God would really like to see us. )

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Do you think we are lacking faith and NOT trusting...when we are in such a rush?  

Do you think We DOUBT God can get us there on time...or get us the answers we need?
I do.

I think we are full of doubt.  

That is how I felt yesterday...when the pharmacy told me the cost of the meds.... it jumped up X 15!  I was rattled by it all.  Immediately, I doubted God...and only started thinking of myself. 

Hmmm.... not proud of some of my yesterdays. 

Nothing brings this truth to light better…than God pulling along side of you and turning to me ever so slowly and smiling. { A soft answer turns away wrath}

That is what God did on Wednesday…after all this passed. With a couple of phone calls—the prescription was rewritten for the write right amount. The money was there to purchase it.  There was gas in the car to make the 30 mile round trip …back into town, so The Honey could get his meds.

It was like God pulled along side me and smiled and said …’TO DONE’… he didn’t chasten me {though He could have} He didn’t ask ‘Why do you doubt?’   He just said, “To Done.”

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To quote an even greater writer:

And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory, in Christ Jesus.  ~Philippians 4:19

Some days it just takes patience…mixed of course with FAITH rather than DOUBT… and different perspective is there, staring you in the face.

** All photo were taken from my Instagram …YESTERDAY

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." ~2 Corinthians 5:17


RHome410 said...

AMEN. Love this one!! We jump to fear and doubt so fast, when we've experienced things that teach us better.

In 2001, I was recovering from my first miscarriage, and having suspicious spots found in a mammogram tested...the same day my younger sister was having a double mastectomy for confirmed cancer. We'd long been convicted about accepting whatever/however many children God had for us. But in the fear and emotional exhaustion of the moment, I thought maybe we should take steps to control our fertility. I heard His voice in my heart say, "Don't you still trust Me?" Yes, I did. No breast cancer, even in 3 more biopsies over the years. 2 more miscarriages. But our wonderful Prince CuddleBunny 3 yrs later. We get tired. Thankfully, He understands and remains constant for us anyway.

A Daughter of the King said...

I am loving your posts. This one, especially.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

My pharmacy is 20 miles from the house so I know how you must feel . Fortunately it's in a grocery store and only just up the street from the Doc so they call his office if there is anything strange. That's why I don't go to a Walgreens or WalMart for prescriptions if I can help it. they are too busy and likely would not call for me. Have patience. I'm a bad one to coach you. I get SO upset when the internet isn't working.

Jocelyn said...

I understand your feelings. I get very discouraged quickly, too. It takes me a while to relax and sort of "breathe into it" and feel better. I'm so glad your med issue got sorted out.

Melanie said...

Pat that was an awesome post! Thanks for the reminders, this was something that I needed to read today!

Diane said...

Life is very frustrating today so it's easy to be impatient. I think it would be loads better if everyone slowed down and considered the other person-- especially in the medical profession!

Down to Earth Style said...

I think the social media stuff...facebook especially, encourages a "look at me" - "notice how perfect I am" - sort of attitude. Sometimes when I blog I wonder if I am guilty of "look at me" but in reality - most bloggers are just giving freely ideas and inspiration. Mostly! Good luck with your husband and thanks for being "real".

Gail Wilson said...

great post Patricia! :)
Sometimes it's hard to look inward, and be honest with ourselves.

Patience, something I generally have.

Have a great weekend