And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Romans 8:28 Amp
Today I start a new job. Its officially only a part time job (30 hours) but I have to turn up there on time, five days a week for 6 hours in presentable clothes, with my hair done and probably some make up on. I haven’t had to do that for a very long time. I’ve had the luxury of staying home with my kids probably for way longer than I should have. Its exciting because new things bring new possibilities but to tell you the truth – I’m freaking out just a little bit.
I’m concerned about a few things.
that I might I hate it which will be just tough luck because I have to work at the moment
that I might not be able to keep up
that my house will look like a tip after a week
that my life will be a blur of work at work and work at home and not much else
that I’ll miss out on time and activities with the kids
that I’ll shrivel up for lack of time to do the things that make me come alive on the inside
Now I know that there are those that thrive on routine and being super organised and running a tight ship and right about now I wish I was one of them. See I thrive on making things look nice and stringing words together and lots of quiet and wafting around planting things in my garden and taking photos and doing projects around the house and Ive got used to generally having a whole lot of unscheduled time. So I think you can see why I’m a bit worried.
Talk is cheap until your in at the deep end.
Change, weather its welcome or unwelcome or a weird combination of both brings challenges and uncertainty and moments of sheer panic and all sorts of adjustments and working things out all over again.
But heres what I know.
That this is the right thing for right now.
That this is what the grace of God is for – to help us do what we are scared we can’t do. To help us do what we haven’t a chance of doing on our own.
Grace to negotiate the curve, when your leaned way over and your ear feels awfully close to the ground. Thats where the grace is – between your soft side and the ground.
I’m counting on it.
Grace thats like an oil that makes a new wheel thats sticking a bit (or an old one! ) begin to turn and move with ease. Like an ointment that softens and heals – you can feel it doing you good. A buffer between us and the sharp edges of a new season. Its room to breath when air seems short.
While I’m yet to find out how this new season will play out, what I can encourage you and myself with is this – whatever the season you are currently in, whatever the curve your negotiating – lean into it, He’s got you, your not hurtling out of control your in the process of getting somewhere new. God is there with you and so is His grace.
God Bless and have a beautiful Wednesday
Winter Warm Up
This Saturday !!
Saturday the 23rd July, Laurel Room,
Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto.
If you haven’t RSVP please do so ASAP and please let us know what you are bringing along. We want to have plenty of food for everyone.