I love it when I'm going down a path and God sends affirmation. With each day, my trust in Him grows and I am enabled to kick doubt to the curb. I don't have time to doubt.
However, I'll take affirmation anytime God wants to give. Its that little extra 'you're doing well' that keeps me going on His path.
I had a meeting to pass on a service project that I headed up this past year. I knew several months ago that God didn't want me doing that over the next year. I've posted about giving up some service to focus on counselor training. I stood firm even when the person pressed for me to come help. Fortunately she understood the importance to obedience over the desires of men.
I came home from that meeting to an email from a friend who loaned me a DVD for the Made to Crave study I led earlier this year. She needed the DVD back. I looked all around the house, where did I put it so I wouldn't lose it? The words from yesterday's post on why I cleaned my garage where in my head.
Over the past month I have misplaced two other things. One - an important quote with house measurements my brother gave me, the other - our well used desk dictionary. I like to look up the words I don't know while reading. I had bought another dictionary, but with the DVD I had three things missing. I turned to God, as I had done on my other attempts to find the missing items, not allowing frustrations to impede my search. I was able to declutter a few baskets while I searched. I wondered what God was trying to teach me.
When my daughter came home, she needed dice to play a game her teacher sent home. In looking in a game for dice, she found the quote. (It had clung to a game board that we played several weeks ago.) I praised her and God. She was excited to tell Daddy and I put a call into my brother, who was relieved not to have to measure again.
I began discussing the DVD with D and how I couldn't find it. I said I found the books, one in a basket, one on the bookshelf. As I thumbed the bookshelf again, I found the DVD, it had slid back behind two books. With a high-five praise God, we were amazed that we had found two of our lost items in just an hour.
Getting ready for our evening activities, K needed to get her water bottle from her room. In the process, she found the dictionary. Amazing.
I know, I sound a little crazy, but praise God for this affirmation. I knew He had something to teach me. He waited until I needed three items before opening my eyes to find them.
It's not that our house is total disaster zone, either. I don't want to down play the need for me to take better care of my home, in doing so, take better care of my family. This is a point God is working in me. To be content in the work He gave me today and allow Him to lead me to the work He has for me. I don't need to fill up my time with doing that I'm not serving.