Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So here it is 5 days later...I have followed my study plan since Thursday, but logging on to express my thoughts has been the challenge. So be patient my friends! Our Bible study on 30 days to live is in full swing, and it is an eye opener! This weeks focus is about defining what is truly important to us and what we actually spend time doing. This is a hard one for me because I am trying to enrich my relationship with God and it is VERY important to me that that is being "fed" and watered daily but the time spent is very little. Also, my family is indescribably important, but work, house, "STUFF" gets in the way. How do I balance it all? I guess my heart is right, but the life stuff gets in the way. I will say that the increase in prayer and Bible study has helped me to stay grounded and focused on what I should be doing. I am not so consumed with the "people" problems that arise at work and around me. In the past few months I dreaded going to work because of the division that has occurred. I felt alone, left out, talked about, angry, and hurt. Now I go to work open-minded and positive. I care about everyone at work, but I have to let the issues go.
I have been let down by some friends that I have and it hurts that I try to "GIVE" myself to them with time, ears, hugs, prayers, etc. and get rejected in cruel ways. I just have to pray for them and let God intervine when He sees fit.
I have to learn that I can't "fix" it all, I have to look to God to work through me to reach others.

Verse for today:
Galatians 1:10, “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” (NLT)

Amy Q


Denise said...

I have to tell you that I got Galatians 1:10 from two different places today and I'm sure it is one I need to hear. It would be so much easier if I could just focus on pleasing God. I too get too wrapped up in pleasing others and worrying about others. Thanks for putting this out there. Hugs...d

Reflections in My Mirror said...

You would be amazed at how much time and energy we could save if we would let God work and not try to do it all ourselves. Thanks for reading and commenting.