When You Give It Up

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monday was ordinary. 
Tuesday was confounding. 
Wednesday was a trial. 
Thursday was a gift. 

Ever have one of those weeks? 

I've tried to write about it, but it's rambling and boring and the details don't really matter. What matters is that on Thursday morning I woke up and literally wrote to God, "Thank you for the stresses of the week. They bring me closer to you." I really, truly meant it. I sort of had this light bulb go on that, Hey, at least I can go to God about all this

And what do you know? Thursday turned out all right. 

It was a gift because it was back to ordinary, but I had more love in my heart. I had more patience with my kids, and I found myself with this weird thing called time on my hands. I got to one place early, and then had thirty unexpected minutes of free time for one more fun(ish) errand. Sure I forgot my checkbook later and there were plenty of brotherly squabbles to referee, but somehow, it was all better.

So if you've had a few bad days, really serious bad days or just the usual life stuff, sometimes it helps to find a quiet place. Put your elbows on the table. Open your palms and say, "Lord, I give it to you. And thank you even for this . . . stuff. Because at least I'm sitting here talking to you. Now, please show me what to do next."

You might be surprised by what happens.

Happy Weekend.

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2 Responses to “When You Give It Up”

  1. giving it up, it's an act of obedience that cannot go unblessed.

  2. Courtney, I love your thoughts. So many of my weeks happen like this. I would love to share it on my blog and add some thoughts to it.

    Let me know what you think...