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“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure” William Feather

Today was one of those days where I hoped to obey my elderly relative by going to Orlando, 45 minutes away, to follow up on her lead to hire banquet space for next year’s family reunion.

Why did I leave home without making sure she had done her home work. Too late. I was in Orlando, talked with the first hotel sales manager on my list it hit me. I was operating on assumptions.

My attitude shifted. . . might as well make the time count by visiting hotels that were not on the list because her list was not producing any fruit.

My point is: sometimes you can create your own frustrations by not taking the extra step to organize and plan out how to get something done, relying on others. There are times to rely on others and times to not.

At least I had directions, but imagine Abraham leaving his home country to just go with no specific place to go. He got his orders and he went. He didn’t question. His authority to act came from God. There was no turning back. No worries or concerns about what was left behind.

Abraham knew he could trust God with the outcome so he never questioned. As he moved in obedience he realized great opportunity. Along the way he encountered God in a deeper way, more personal. God revealed his plan to him, a plan that included wealth, a son and making Abraham the father of a great nation.

We may not always know what’s going to happen on our journeys, and we maybe disappointed along the way. The trip was not a total lost.

Acting under God’s authority is perfect but sometimes acting under man’s authority can be misleading. I was just as much at fault for how the trip turned out because I didn’t take that extra step.

Even in Abraham’s journey, though he was instructed by God what to do, he too at times got off track, yet God re-directed him path so he could complete God’s purpose.

When you feel you are not getting results, what do you do?
Do you get angry? Or give up in frustration? We all have a choice, don’t we? Or we can extend patience as God did with Abraham when he decided to do things his way.

Whatever we decide it was known by God any way. So I chocked it all up in love, and service as unto the Lord. Instead of seeing it as a waste I looked at who I was with. . . my husband and two year old. Thankful for this special moment together, we decided to enjoy a leisurely lunch, visit a few more places and head home.

You’re only defeated if you allow yourself. All in all had we not gone we would not have made the connection with the best out of the eight we visited.

Let me know what you think.

Keep the faith,
Blondie Clayton

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Blondie Clayton, a publishing coach, author and speaker has been helping women heal their hurts through writing and speaking for more than 17 years. To learn more about why Blondie is committed to helping women heal (Click Here). If you are ready to explore how Blondie Clayton can help you transgress your past to live a happier, confident, more fulfilling life (Click Here) for your 1 hour complimentary coaching session

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“My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways.” Proverbs 23:26

Why am I struggling? What is going on that is causing me to question everything? Can God really be for me, or is he a fantasy? I have seen his magnificent works, but my thoughts still ring with doubt and unbelief?

Forgive me if I start out with ramblings that seem to have no point or direction but they do end up some where. . .

We all have moments, don’t we? “Why am I struggling to believe God” was the first words I wrote on the paper. I didn’t know where I wanted to go with it, or what point I wanted to make. He’s still not healed. It’s been a few years. Finally, I said, “What is the lesson in all of this? There has to be something.”

There is something, Divine mystery. Then there is my selfish prayer. I can only see what I want. I am thankful that God saved his life, but I want more. This wasn’t our plan. He was suppose to be in college. . . on his way to success in something.

Who am I talking about? My grandson. He was hit by a car 9 years ago which totally changed his life; instead of being independent, he is dependent. He struggles to stay gainfully employed and has mental issues. We have been praying for his wholeness, restoration and a changed heart for years.

I admit I have at times lost heart. Yes, I’ve wondered why God has not healed our grandson. Why do we have to suffer through this?

And then a thought occurred: Is his healing to make my life better? I had to acknowledge that it would. I could rest a little easier. I’ve even said, “I’m your daughter. Do it for me, LORD. I even tried to remind God how it would bring Him glory.”

I’m not ashamed of my moments. . . Looking at the impossible in the natural and sometimes discounting the spiritual. This has been a long wait. Will God heal him completely, or will he have to live with this the rest of his life.

I could focus on trying to figure out “why” and “when,” instead of trusting God with His plan, and believe His plan for this life will suffice for us as a family. The question I ask: can I change the outcome? The answer is no, only God can, and in the meantime, we wait and continue to pray.

I have come to accept that my selfish prayers are not in God’s divine will for this child. This situation has taught me humility, how to stay the course, love in spite of his brokenness, not to mention breaking a very arrogant and prideful spirit this child had from a young boy. . . Ouch! It hurts to think of it this way.

When you find yourself in the midst of something, a decision you need to make, a storm that keeps rising up, things not going according to plan, pray and ask God to help you to accept what is happening and to understand that indeed everything is working according to His divine plan.

Where are you in your life purpose? Have you experienced so many storms you can’t seem to pick up the pieces? Do you feel as if there is something missing, a hole in your heart? If you are ready to move on, then schedule your 1 hour complimentary coaching session to discuss how. (Schedule Here)

Blondie L. Clayton

Blondie Clayton, a publishing coach, author and speaker has been helping women heal their hurts through writing and speaking for more than 17 years. To learn more about why Blondie is committed to helping women heal (Click Here). If you are ready to explore how Blondie Clayton can help you transgress your past to live a happier, confident, more fulfilling life (Click Here) for your 1 hour complimentary coaching session

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