Today I made an unexpected visit to the dr's office. Just to find out that yes indeed I do have pink eye.
This just confirmed my immediate thought when I saw my reflection in the mirror this morning.
Not the happiest way to start out the day. But upon further reflection not the worst way either. Yah definitely not, that one started out with being woke up by a sick child who ran out of time as soon as she said mommy. Anyways I degress.
I am not the first person or the last to have their day take unexpected turns, but the question is what do I do with it?
Do I meet it with Grace or a begrudging attitude?
I would like to say that I just put it on cruise control and go with whatever direction it leads, walking in total Grace, full of good humor and being a loving reflection of my Lord.
And sometimes it happens just like that.
But then there are those moments where I find myself full of irritation that things are not going as I had planned.
Notice, I had planned.
Not bothering to pause and pray, but just being ornery like a spoiled child because things didn't go the way I wanted them to go.
Me, me, me all about me.
And then eventually I remember the truth of who I am, a Christian, who strives to live for His glory.
That I don't need to know all of the in's and out's or the where's and why's.
(Isa 55:8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
(Isa 55:9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
(Jer 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
(Jer 29:12) Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
(Jer 29:13) And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
I remember that my trust is never misplaced in Him, and that I am loved beyond my ability to comprehend.
(Joh 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
And I look to Him in thanks with a greatful heart.+
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