2006-12-15 - Oblivious on Purpose
I've come a long way. I had to go to the car maintenance section, and if I was really marriage-obsessed I would have taken the time to freshen up my lipstick and straighten my hair. I was more concerned about the nail in my car tire. For one moment, while I stayed in the waiting room, everything was peaceful. Then I was told they could not patch the tire, and I should take it back to the dealer, since the vehicle was still under warranty.
"See God," I said silently, "this is why I need a husband. What number is that? The 987th reason?" God said, "I am here." How could I argue with that? Next morning, I went to the dealer. Minor inconvenience, but now I have a car safe to drive. Besides getting a working car tire, I learned to be encouraged and not disappointed. Discouragement was trying to lurk its ugly head in my direction, so I had to be strong and not acknowledge it.
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
Lord, I pray that I can enjoy my life and see all the positive things around me. May I see this time as a season of preparation, preparing me to be the spouse you designed me to be. Thank You, Lord that I can spend this time learning more about You and me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.