Wednesday, November 12, 2008

accountability, new friends, & being found faithful even when it's not easy

Well first off today is much better than yesterday it just seemed like everything that could go wrong yesterday did. But today is much better and proving to be a pretty good day actually.

First off an awesome new blogging friend has offered to do a post every wednesday on what God is speaking to her about and to post about her trials in sticking with Bible studies I had disclosed to her on her blog that I have trouble sticking to any new Bible studies but I also feel that's what I need most. I look forward to blogging about what God is telling me every wednesday now. Woo Hoo I have an accountability partner.

Second I have been praying for God to bring someone into my life for a long time that I can grow with and become good friends with.

Well I think I might have met this person she is a co-worker of mine and we've been going to the gym together. She is a believer and has been a true inspiration to me in light of the recent pain I have endured after reading some not so nice things said about me by someone at our current church. She is fun loving and adorable she has two precious girls that I can only hope my kids are half as cute. Last Friday we were invited to a game night at her place with her husband and some friends of hers we had an absolute blast.
Anyway not only has God brought this person into my life he has brought me several new connections through this blog sweet Leah and her new baby on the way (I can't link or I totally would because her blog basically rocks) every time I need a lift she's always there her comments the night I posted about being hurt were unforgettable and just what I needed.

Most recently there's Mrs. Jessica (same as above I'd link her too) and her deciding to post about her trials in Bible study at the same time I feel I need to be posting about my own. God is good at timing things just when I need them. I am so excited to participate in Jessica's blogging on wednesdays.

Now since it's an early wednesday I figured I would break myself in easy. And give you an update.

Anyway in my Bible study last week I was reading about praying for people even when they've hurt you I can't remember the exact verses and I'm at work and my Bible study book is at home I'll post it later. Anyway I thought to myself the last thing I want to do is pray for this person she hurt me I want her to feel pain too.
Well I didn't listen to my mind I listened to my God who was gently quietly saying that won't solve anything and you'll just feel worse. So I did the very thing I didn't want to do I prayed for this person I didn't want to and I didn't enjoy it.
But in the midst of prayer I realized it didn't make the hurt in me any less, it didn't mean that she didn't cause me pain, and it didn't mean that I couldn't be upset all it did was give me peace about it and believe me that's exactly what I needed.

So there you have it that's what has been on my mind and what God has been speaking to me about recently.

I hope you enjoy these random installments of what's going on in my head.

The official wednesday post title will always be "What's Going on Up there Wednesday"
The up there being my brain and what God's been talking to me about.

Hope you all have a blessed day.

Holy long blog post if you're still reading YOU ROCK

Mrs. A

1 comment:

mrs.leah.maria said...

Wow. What a turn of events in your life in such a short amount of time! His faithfulness is so much grander than we could ever imagine. I need to remember that! Lol.

I’m glad to hear that I’ve been of some comfort to you. I know it’s only the internet, but I know the pain you’ve been experiencing.

The accountability and new friends is amazing! Sounds like you’re well on your way to a quick friendship with your co-worker for sure!

And seriously, I commend you for shaking your worldly desire. You acted in exactly the way God wanted you to!