Lack

It’s Friday once again and I’m linking with Five Minute Friday…

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5

 

If I found myself in a college room with a crowd of physicists, I would be terribly lacking. Their words would be well over my head. Though Math and Science were not my strong points, it would still be a foreign language to me.

 

The same would be if I were in a garage full of auto mechanics. I could change a tire, add washer fluid, and that’s about all I could do. Press me and I could change the oil.

 

We all lack something in our lives. Not one of us was born knowing all we know now. Even if we strive for our whole life, we will always lack wisdom. Apparently, God thought we needed it because he continues to tell us we do, and he continues to give it generously.

 

He delights in our conversations. He delights in helping us to know him better.

Occasionally, we lack wisdom about making decisions. At times it’s as if we were in a fog and can’t find God at all. This is when faith goes deep. This is when we understand what fully trusting in God means.

 

My husband and I are in that foggy spot for several months. I may never learn any momentous lesson in all this, but I know that God will continue to give wisdom gladly.

 

How about you? Are you stressed over decisions? Pray, and as Emily P Freeman says in her new book—do the next right thing in love.

 

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Linking up with Five Minute Friday, and sharing normal life…

Change or job loss can be big time hurdles these days. Are you too young? Too old for a job? What if you are at retirement age and you still want to work or have to work? If you live in a depressed area, as we do, it adds to the tension.

Sometimes the job change involves moving…

We’ve been in that wondering stage for several months now and still have only a few answers. How can you plan ahead? For us, this job change involves moving…again. We’ve moved here just one year ago. With our future hanging in front of us as a monumental question mark, I can’t sleep, I stress, (no I didn’t binge on Easter peeps!) but I realize none of this is my fault and I can’t hurry up the answers.

 

I’ve been reading Praying the Promises of the Cross for forty days. It is a Lenten study which has been directing my thoughts to what Christ did on the cross for me. It has been a time of quiet focus. He offered himself on the cross for us. I cannot fathom what it was to carry all the sins of the world on himself.

Whatever is the new job for my husband, I want to be always in the mindset of offering myself to what Christ has chosen for me.

 

There are times in life when your decisions do not mesh with your parents, wife, husband, or coworker. What do you do in these circumstances? What do you do while you are waiting? Sometimes you can’t wait on a decision. Some things are time sensitive and a decision must be made quickly, even if it means a huge adjustment for you.

 

Have you ever been in a position when a decision needs to be made and you don’t agree with your husband? I’ll be honest and say that’s right where I am right now. So, what do I do?

 

Offer myself to Christ. I want this to go his way.