Tuesday, November 01, 2011

What's My Response?

It's been a discouraging kind of day. It's one that I'll be glad to leave behind me. Nothing, and I mean nothing, seemed to go right today. Through it all I've been asking the Lord what he wants to teach me. I want to learn this lesson quickly and right so I don't have to go through it again. I've been challenged at my response to setbacks. How am I handeling things? What's my attitude? How can I grow through this? I'm trying to learn these lessons in the big things and the small things. And how am I handeling the stress of everyday life? The whining, the crying, the upset routine, the falling through of commitments? I guess there is so much that the Lord wants to refine in me and teach me. May I only be a thirsty vessel for him to fill up. Here's to closing the books on today.

And not only that, but we aslo glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character, and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
                                      -  Romans 5:3-5  -


3 comments:

Allison said...

Oh Mandi! Keep your head girl. You and I both know that He has great things planned for you, and we have to trust in His timing. Isn't it funny how it's never just one thing? May Christ's peace pour over you tonight.
Allison @

morrest1101 said...

With two sick kiddos I know how you feel!

You will find it, just keep moving forward.

Lins said...

I've been following your blog for a while now but I just recently subscribed to it. It is the first blog I have ever subscribed to. I think you touch more lives than you know. We all go through moments like this where life gets a little bumpy. It is these times that I try to take a giant step back from moments that stress me and look at the bigger picture. In the moment my oldest one is behaving badly, my little one is screaming just because, and my husband is stressed with work and I am sleep deprived....take a step back and I am happy. I have a great hubby and the family I always wanted. Kids are just one phase after another, I just hope the next phase is at least not worse than the current one. :)

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