Tuesday, 19 July 2011

God is pretty darn cool

I really like potatoes.


So today has been pretty uneventful event-wise, but I cool things have happened to me.

I'm ungrateful.
I'm really ungrateful when I want to be. Mostly, the ungratefulness stems from my inability to see past a moment in time. I selfishly think about myself and how I feel, blinding me to the bigger picture.

Sometimes, I'm super grudging when it comes to walking Jazz. Don't get me wrong, I love that dog to bits, but it's really uncomfortable in the humidity. Ants and other bugs like biting, and sometimes I get scratched up by branches that have fallen from the trees.

Some of you may know that I've been struggling with some lower body joint pain which makes getting in and out of chairs kind of annoying. I've been using my arms mostly to manoeuvre myself.

Today, it was blazing hot. From the minute I woke up, I started sweating and have been complaining all day about how gross I feel and my headache.

Tuesday is Adam has music class day.
I was dreading going to help mum with him because of the weather. It's been smouldering outside.

But I went anyway.

As I got into the car, I was informed we needed to stop by the park to get a stick for part of Adam's Zulu tribe costume for International Day at his school tomorrow.


I took them to the place where I knew branches fell and got out of the car, picked up a huge stick, broke it down to size and then ripped all the small branches still attached.
Then I got back into the car.
The whole process took two minutes.

Which is when I realised some things.
1. If I didn't walk Jazz a lot, I wouldn't have known where to find big branches
2. If I hadn't been lifting my body out of chairs with my arms, I would have struggled a lot more
3. If it wasn't that hot, the wood wouldn't have been brittle and come apart as easily
4. And if I wasn't there with them, my mother would have had to struggle with that.

I'm putting this up so I don't forget.
We're so limited by our human perspective. Certain things happen for a reason. God doesn't shoot His will at you willy nilly.

This is fantastic.
Not that that stick was a life changing thing that happened. But it did open my eyes to the fact that I shouldn't be so quick to run my mouth.

There is more.
There is always more.

Hope you're well.


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