It is interesting how God gets your attention. Over the last several weeks things have not gone the way I have expected. I lost the promotion that I have been expecting and this week I am really sick. No voice, sneezing and coughing and just plain yuk! I haven’t spent much time making pictures either. Yup, just plain yuk! It seems that I am stuck on the running wheel with no hope of getting off. My focus has been been so much on my troubles that I have taken it off of God and I am living with a “woe is me” attitude which I know is not a good state of mind.
This morning I was sitting outside hoping to take in some fresh in an effort to shake this cold when I had some time to reflect on all that has happened. First things first, it must be said that God is Sovereign and He has planned out all of my steps. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that where I am is exactly where God wants me to be. Now, that doesn’t mean that we are to sit around like puppets waiting for the puppeteer to bring us to life, we have determinative free will that causes us to plan our way but ultimately it is God that guides and directs us. (Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.) Even when things are going right I tend to forget this truth.
I guess for now wisdom would dictate that I relax and let this illness take it course and relish in the down time trusting in the realization that God is telling me that I need a break.