Tuesday I started my day with a long list of phone calls to make. I was very encouraged that these calls would be quick, easy and get the job done. Boy was I wrong! Every single call I made had me on hold for very long periods of time. Every call lead to bad news. Every call lead to a great deal of frustration. By lunch time I was at the end of my rope. I couldn't take one more call or one more piece of bad news. I knew I had to refocus.
The past ten days have been crazy for me. Some good things, some bad and some scary. My son had a very strange illness (he is better now), now my daughter is very sick. My grandmother is having surgery on her heart today. Baseball is in full swing for my boys. My niece is graduating tonight which brings a large number of family in town. Some of the family members have not seen each other in many years and there is some tension. We have a first birthday party for my little nephew. And Sunday will be our last Sunday at our church, as we are moving on to a new calling. Things are just crazy right now. I need to refocus!
Tuesday after that rope ran out on me, I decided to have a little lunch then let the kiddos watch a movie. I turned the praise music up and grabbed my Bible. I had to refocus on God. After an incident this morning with a relative, I had to do the same. When things go bad or get stressful, I wanted to stay mad. I wanted to wallow in my self pity. I wanted to stay in that pit. But friends, that pit is a lonely place to be. That pit is an unnecessary place to be.
When things do not go the way you want or hope. When you have a fight with your spouse. When the kids act up. When relatives upset you. When someone is sick. Whatever the case is, refocus on God. Whether it is sitting alone in the bedroom, taking a walk, sitting in the sun, or even sitting alone in the closet. Get alone with Him and worship the One who holds you.