Wednesday June 2o, 2016
Women Connect ~ short weekly posts to inspire and encourage.
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 Amplified
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 six hours each day in presentable clothes, with my hair done and probably with some make up on. I haven’t had to do that for a very long time. I’ve enjoyed the luxury of staying home with my kids – probably for 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 – work at work and work at home and not much else
- That I’ll miss out on time with my 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. That’s 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.
Love to you all today
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