I don’t know what you have been circling for the past forty days or forty weeks or forty years. I don’t know if you’ve gotten a yes, a no, or a not yet. You’ve got to praise God if the answer is yes and trust Him if the answer is no. If the answer is not yet, you’ve got to keep circling. It’s always too soon to give up! What other option do you have? To pray or not to pray. Those are the only options. (pg 106 Draw the Circle)
Ya’ll. Just stop.
A few observations:
#1: How many times have I failed to praise God for the Yes answers He’s given in my life? OUCH.
#2: How many times have I fully said, “I trust You, Lord” when the answer was no?
#3: How many times have I just given up when the answer was not yet?
I want to praise, trust and pray. All of the above.
To pray or not to pray. Those are the only options. And way too many times I have taken the option of not to pray. Not anymore.
We are 2 days from being half way through this journey and I am changed. Changed in a way that my soul is stirred. I don’t even know what for, but it is stirred. There are still so many things in my life that are in that “not yet” category. So that means I have a whole lotta circlin’ to do. And I need to get refocused.
Honesty moment: The past couple of days (Mon and Tues) have been tough for my appointment times. I have allowed myself to stay up WAYYY too late the night before. And I still get up at stinkin’ 6am. And I’m sick. I. Have. Been. Sick. For. Like. 5+. Weeks. And. I. Am. Sick. Of. Being. Sick. *cough *cough *hack a lung *hack another lung
Okay, enough of my pity party.
I haven’t given my complete attention to writing or diving into prayer like I’ve wanted to. I can’t stay awake. My priorities have been on other things. And I can tell that my tone is slipping with my kids. And my temper is short. And I am struggling to focus.
//Really, did you notice how short my update was for yesterday???// I could not keep my eyes open and I was making up sentences while nodding off. It was very dangerous. I had to stop myself before I hit publish on something ya’ll would have totally made fun of me for!!!
THIS is where I need to be. Spending quality time with Him – not while nodding off. I’ve also been thinking all day about writing. And topics to write about. And I took time to paint, which always makes me think (super scary when I think…another story for another day). 🙂
I feel the need to exhale. Today is 1 Word Wednesday and my that’s my word: EXHALE.
And part of exhaling for me means getting some sleep. It’s before midnight and I’m out – ya’ll will be reading this tomorrow anyways!
Do you have 1 Word for Wednesday? Share it with the group below. You don’t even have to explain, just give us a word!
Praise, trust and pray. Let’s do this, friends.