Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Packin' Up

Do you know what the first thing I do when I'm hurt. I retreat. Some people run, I look inward, put up a couple bricks and run in a different direction (all this after I cry- sometimes at the same time). Yesterday, I was on my knees, literally, God, "what do You want me do?" I can easily walk away or I will stay if this is what You want. I really wanted the answer that said - go ahead and go, but that's not the one I got. In my heart I felt His words even though I didn't HEAR one. "I need you here" just speak up.

I know someone else who is going through a rough time, and I think they could pack up too, but for different reasons. I hope they don't but if God wants them to leave, I will help them pack.

It's a series of lessons, and from yesterday's post, there's no easy days. Do you sometimes feel like Stretch Armstrong? Resistant to the stretching and pulling that bring you to your best? I look back on my life, and even on the last year and all the growing and all the lessons, and I'm thankful for each lesson and each mistake that brought me a little closer to who I am today and the creation that God is making me to be.

I'm not leaving. My feet are planted firmly on this most amazing rock. The rock of peace, wisdom, and most importantly, salvation.

Matthew 24-25"These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.

1 comment:

Terry said...

I think that you are to be admired Margie.
My sister, Gracey has been a single mom for over 20 years now and I am telling you, Margie, I just can't understand how she faces the many trials she has gone through, raising children.
Sometimes she barely has time for herself.
When I noticed how worn her Bible was one time in Gospel meeting, it put my heart right to shame!!
I respect her so much and yet she is ten years younger than me and I respsect you too Margie...your being able to put out posts like this!...Love Terry