“And if you make it to the next season without getting offended- you will get promoted.” ~Julie Meyer
Ah—Don’t ya just love that quote? It hits you right where you need it. At least it did me…. Wow. What a whirlwind the last month has been. I can hardly believe that we are half way into April. When I think back to December, I definitely do not feel like the same person. Who was that girl?
I remember sitting at a pizza parlor with some great friends in January… We were talking about this 2011-year… Discussing how it “feels like” a shifting, transitioning time… and a time of change. We all only thought that we knew what we were talking about… and now here we are, 4 months later, rolling our eyes and wishing we had only known what we were getting into.
For me, this year has been a definite heart-defining year… Discovering what is in my heart when the pressure is on… When disappointment comes, when I feel alone, when I feel excited… etc, etc. In some ways, it has showed me how far along I have come and some things that I have been able to conquer… on the other hand, it shows me how far away I am from where I want to be.
The last couple of months have also taught me to be extra careful in the plans that I make when my heart is out of alignment. It has taught me that the “I just don’t care” attitude, never works out very well. For example, when I don’t have plans for a certain night of the week and I start to feel alone, I make sure that I make plans for myself--- like trying to cook something new… or renting this movie that I have been wanting to watch… or writing a new blog with Ella playing in the background with a glass of wine. I have control over what I do, when I do it and where I do it… There are no excuses.
I don’t know about you… But it seems like God’s eye is really on the heart right now. In the things that I am going through, I have decided to not get offended. When everything in me would want to freak out, question, or run away- I have decided to stay in it and get all that I can get out of it…. Because I refuse to go around in a circle in these areas—I am believing that when my heart is changed, then I am changed… and that’s when everything around me begins to change…
My challenge for you is to just TRUST… To be BRAVE, to take His hand and walk this out. Remember, if you make it to the next season without getting offended, you will get promoted!!