Oh no. This week I had a moment of conviction. Shoot. I hate when this happens. I got a subtle reminder that there is a pride that lives in all of us. It sometimes waits there hiding and then it jumps out when it knows it can catch us in its trap. There were people chosen for something special this week that I was not chosen for. It is kind of a cool thing and I had worked hard on my submission for this project. One gal made a comment about how she was shocked she was chosen since she had just spent two seconds and submitted at the last minute.
I am sure you can understand that my heart was a mixture of a little bit of jealousy, a little bit of angst, a little bit of anger. You have been there; we have all been there.
It started slowly at first…the tiny seed of jealousy, and then the angst over not being chosen crawled up into my throat, my breathing changed and I could just feel the anger tightening my chest.
I knew I had a choice.
I could let these emotions grow. They are so easy to grow. Or,I could take a deep breath and make the choice not to diminish the moments given to others even if I really wanted them for myself.
And so, with joy, anticipation and with a glad heart I will choose to wait for God’s best for me. Is it easy? No, not really. But, the choice is well worth it.
Friends, I hope you find encouragement here so that you too can seek out God’s best for you. Here are the top 5 posts this week from Facebook that I hope bring fill your cup.