Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a restful weekend. I had a case of the blahs, especially yesterday when all I could think about was that today was Monday and I didn’t want it to be. I spent some time sort of inwardly reflecting this weekend about what my purpose is. (Wow. That makes me sound like a deep spiritual person. It actually hurts to think that hard. I much prefer just floating on through life!) So, I’m thinking and reflecting and just feeling like I’m not doing what I should be doing. I mean, sometimes I am. Have you ever just really felt led to do something and because of circumstances beyond your control you don’t. Like, you literally can’t. Yeah. Pretty much that. It’s hard to know what to do in that situation and that’s where I am.
Then there are times when you feel called to do something and you actually can do it but it’s scary as all get out. I was asked last week to speak to someone through a local center. The client just needed someone who was understanding and my friend that works there felt like I would be a good fit. She called and asked me if I might be interested and asked me to please pray about it. Last night, after running it by Brad, I texted my friend and told her I was in. I told her that although I was willing to do it, I was praying that the Holy Spirit would just speak through me because I didn’t feel the least bit equipped to be helping someone in this way. I’m a great listener. At least I think I am. I am just not the type to give great sound advice. I was worried about saying the wrong thing, about not being at all helpful, or just bursting into tears. I was worried about doing it “wrong”.
When my friend responded to my text she said, “God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.” Wow. How awesome and amazing is that you guys?!
I met with this girl this morning. I’m pretty sure there were no profound words coming from my mouth. But it went wonderfully and I know that it’s because He truly does equip us to do His work. It’s not always easy and the results won’t always be what we feel they should be. But if we include Him in all we do it is SO much easier then when we don’t. Just sayin’. So from a blah weekend to a Monday starting off feeling like JC is hanging right here with me while I work…I’d say it’s gonna be a good week.
In other news, I AM finishing up all my editing this week. I was able to complete some projects that had deadlines and now I’m finishing up all the senior galleries that have been waiting to be finished during the busy holiday season. So if you’re waiting on those, know that they are coming this week. See how excited Liesl is about this information? Get excited like she is, it’s fun!