I just said goodbye to my Tuesday night step study girls. As I shut the door, I thought that my life is ridiculously awesome. The next time I complain, I am going to slap myself. There are a 101 cool jobs out there. I get to serve the King of the universe and call Him my King. Now that is a life worth living.
When I woke up this morning, my first thought was not thankfulness. I was tired and groggy in spite of getting seven hours of sleep. But I did something new. I remembered how the girl I was fifteen years ago. I thought of how the life I live now would be totally beyond her comprehension in coolness. Finances would be such a small amount of the focus. The girl fifteen and twenty five years ago just wanted to know and serve God. She did not know she could. She was told she really could not. Getting to serve God is so incredibly awesome. I get to serve Him a few miles from one the most influential cities on earth. What more could this girl ask for than to serve in the greatest King’s kingdom?
That popped me out of my ungratefulness. I was still groggy, but not ungrateful. Then God proved faithful with my finances. He always has. I love how He keeps working in my life – freeing me to love. That is what CR is – twelve steps to becoming free to love. That is the only reason finances are important, so I can be free to love.
Today I started a new thing. To the best of my ability, every time I criticized or thought wearily about someone in my head, I decided to pray for them. It really did change my day. I can see where it would change my attitude. It is definitely something I want to stick with. I am not very good at it so far, but who is good at something the first day?
Overall, a very good day. I just love my people, and I got to see a lot of my people today.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. – Philippians 4:8-9