Okay, it was another crazy week...great blessings and quite the lessons to learn. Let me share some of both. But before I start, I must say that growth sure is a challenge. Even with all the blessings I am receiving, and am so grateful for, my heart and thinking have a long way to go.
There is no way I could share all the blessings I am experiencing via a blog, and some are just a bit too personal right now, but there are still some biggies to at least mention.
1. Met with my editor and had such a nice conversation.
2. I received a request from a woman who read my blog, and would like some inspiration to go into teaching. You bet I can do that!
3. Received another request, this time to present the box project to another group of students outside of my school.
4. Received a really nice email from a former co-worker of mine.
5. Ran into the mom of a former student, who said she read an article about my teaching in a local magazine, and brought it in for me.
There are so many that God is blowing me away. Thank you God for giving me light in my days.
Lessons in the midst of those blessings:
1. Blessings may not be what I expected or what I wanted, but I need to NOT take them for granted. I used to do that and how wrong that was. Joy is when blessings are accepted and received with humility and gratitude, not when I say with attitude "when will I get exactly what I want?" My distorted perspective is getting transformed in a very good way. It was much needed.
2. I am very trusting of friends and know that we are there for each other. I know they will hold up their end of the bargain, or in other words they'll do what they say they'll do. They are good. Has my trust in God been that way? In all honesty, not even close. Although God is perfect love, I don't always trust Him, although He is the most trustworthy being ever. I'm working on changing my trust in God, because if I can trust my great friends, then I definitely can trust God.
With all this change, the only way it's happening is by something bigger than me transforming me, because I can't do it alone.
I hope blessings and lessons keep coming your way, like they have been for me.