I must admit that tonight I am struggling some with my post for Thankful Thursday. It's not been an easy day... nothing serious or even anything to cause worry, just a day filled with frustrations, miscommunications, and me struggling to get past it all and look to God instead of letting it effect my attitude. Obviously, I haven't done well as it is affecting my attitude. To the point where I'm finding it hard to be thankful. Not good!
However, I am forging ahead. This may be a short post this week, but it is heartfelt.
Today I am thankful for encouraging words from friends. I've had two separate and unrelated incidences with this today and oh, how thankful I am that God placed each one in my path today!
First, this morning I received an email filled with encouragement from a special woman I have met thru blogging. One of her statements to me was that she felt led by God to encourage me today. While her words touched my heart, I must admit to wondering why God had led her to encourage me today. All was well.... at least at that time. As the day became more difficult to muddle thru, I went back to her words over and over again. What a wonderful God we serve that he prepares the way for us even when we don't see what lies ahead!
Secondly, I am so thankful for the post Lynn shared this week for Thankful Thursday. She spoke of waiting as God leads and not always even being sure we're hearing Him correctly. I needed this tonight, too. I'm at a crossroads where I know God is leading in other directions, but it's just not happening as fast as I desire. As I read her words, and as I typed that last sentence, I instantly see the problem here. The simple word "I". I get in the way of God, I don't trust God enough to be patient, and on and on it goes. Lynn, you've given me much to think about and pray about tonight and in the weeks ahead. It's all truths that I know, but, unfortunately, just because I know it doesn't mean I always live it! I needed this reminder tonight.
To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week (and to read a great post by Lynn), visit Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage".