The last few weeks have been a bombardment of attacks that have left me reeling. But on Wednesday I had a breakthrough.
I prayed like I haven't prayed in a very long time and something changed in me.
Isn't it funny that we pray for God to change our circumstances and then most of the time He changes us? I don't know about you but I usually pray that the Lord would change the things around me: please fix the car; stop the leak; take away my head cold, etc. When 99% of the time, the Lord changes me.
Oh He does those other things too but we're changed in the process. This time I asked Him to make my job easier. And He instilled me with an authority and a confidence I've never had before.
And now I've taken authority over my job.
It's no longer controlling me.
I'm not scrambling to catch up or fix the problems. Starting this week I'm being proactive and am getting ahead of things before they can get out of hand. I'm on the offensive now, where for many months I've felt like I've been on the defensive. I'm changing and I'm changing things.
This has been a hard road but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
On a lighter note...
Beth and I celebrated Nick's birthday with him and his family at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Their family is fun and the food was delicious!
And then on Sunday Chuck and I sat behind this couple that we've known for years and they held hands like this the whole time! I hope Chuck and I are like this when we're in our 90's!