Well, I just have to say right up front here, that sometimes I crack myself up!! Recently when I found myself laughing at myself, I wondered what God must be thinking.
Was He laughing along with me? Was He tired of my emotional roller-coasters? Or was He just thinking Yep, that’s my Alene?
We are in the midst of planning a big women’s New Year Kick-Off at church. There are a lot of preparations taking place and a lot of things left to be done. This event will be quite different. I’ve learned in our area of town that you can’t just have the biggest and best event, charge people to come, and pull it off. This community is scraping by and there is no extra money. FREE is what gets them in the door and they can see there is something in it for them.
So we decided to host a free event for our girls and their friends in the community, and we are providing free lunch, haircuts and manicures. I say all this to say, you can see there is a lot of coordinating going on here to provide these free services. I am amazed at how individuals and businesses are stepping up and donating their time, talents, and resources. (If you know me, you know there’s also going to be some Truth going on that day as well — drama, song, dance, testimony — they are going to love it!)
Feeling a little pressed, I woke up the other day and set out with my to-do list in hand. It was a day I had set aside to get much accomplished, but the strikes were adding up against me. There was one issue after another. After coming within 1 inch of getting broadsided by some car, I found myself crying out to God in a panic. “Please God I don’t have time for all this. Pleeeeeeease!!!”
Not more than a minute passes when my phone rings and it was a friend on the other end just calling to say she was thinking of me. She had heard about our event and wanted to donate towards it. As I hung up the phone I was praising God as loudly as I could. “Thank you God! You truly do provide.”
And that’s when I started cracking up and began wondering what God must think! My mind thought about all the emotions I had just displayed before God in those few minutes. I went from being in the pits crying out for help and then two minutes later dancing on the mountain top.
I think God must get a kick out of watching us go through life. I’m sure some days I make Him laugh and I know there are many days when I make Him cry. However, between the two . . .
I’d rather make God laugh!