Take It To The Lord In Prayer

My day started off with the thought that I could conquer the world! Nothing was going to mess up my day! The sun was shining brightly and there were no clouds at all! Just like the weather, my day was going to be perfect!

The morning went according to plan as I prepared for the meeting, but by noon I knew I was in trouble. The harsh reality hit me squarely in the face. The truth that I subconsciously felt but couldn’t readily accept was looking me in the eye –  the truth that I wasn’t the smartest person alive after all. As I sat in the meeting I could feel myself spiraling down. I felt laughed at, belittled, and embarrassed. I could feel myself heading for rock bottom. Instead of conquering the world, I felt overwhelmed and beaten.

What should I do? What could I seriously do? Find someone to blame? Just keep walking down the path I imagined as the way to success and simply hope for the best?

I sat there with my head in my hands thinking about what went wrong?

Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV) says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”

I realised I had set about my day without connecting with God. I relied on my own understanding rather than seeking His will. A calmness filled me as I laid all my decisions on Him, praying for His intervention in my situation. I prayed that I would always rely on His wisdom and not my own. I need to have the faith that His plans for me will be nothing short of the best.

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2017- What are you grateful for?

2017 has been no less than a roller coaster for me and my immediate and big family.

If I start from the very beginning of last year, it started in the hospital emergency. Yes, that’s right. My son who was one at that time, some how managed to open a bottle of nail polish remover and had it all over him and rubbing his mouth with his hands as if trying to get some of that nasty off his tongue.

Monitored him for a few hours in the triage and thankfully he did not get sick. The nurses and the poison control unit assured that he must have just tasted and spilled the rest on the floor since it tastes awful.

Wow, what a start to the new year it was.

Rest assured, we as a family were not that clumsy and careless for the rest of the year.

I managed to get back into work full time. Our daughter started year one in a private school. By second quarter we found a nice ground floor unit that is not only cheaper than our previous unit but is also family friendly and closer to my work and my daughter’s school. By the end of last quarter we were able to find a nice day care facility for our son. We cannot be more grateful to God as everything is in close proximity to each other.

Not forgetting to mention the big celebrations. My brother and one of my sister’s got married last year.

By the end of last year me and my husband were in the right state of mind to make big decisions like progressing in our fields and also to pursue higher qualifications.

Everything that God has blessed us with are immeasurable. We cannot count His blessings on our fingers but we can sure reflect on the ones that come to mind. Sharing these with our children helps them realize that everything does not come out of super markets but there is an Almighty God who provides us with our daily bread and He is our sole provider.

At the beginning of this new year the simplest of prayers that comes to my mind is that May The Lord our God provide us with the resources according to the faithfulness with which we manage what he has given us already.

Have a wonderful and blessed new year.

“The best thing…

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King