After talking about mentors yesterday, I decided to call mine after about having a come-apart late in the afternoon. We chatted and I shared my soul. To get a little personal, I think I was just having myself a full-blown Texas-sized pity party. Ever been there? You’re at a pity party and you’re the only one there. That was me and it was totally no fun!
I knew this phone call would mean I’d have to snap out of it. (by the way, that’s why you need a mentor too) But being truthful with my friend and mentor I laid it all out there — my ugly, hurting, and stressed heart. (aren’t you feeling sorry for me?) As I shared, she listened. As I shared, I felt like a brat. When you talk through your frustrations with your mentor you will see they aren’t quiet as bad as what the mess seems in your head. (another reason why you need a mentor)
But then her wise counsel came. “If you don’t feel as close to God today as you’ve ever felt then you need to readjust.” OK – that’s my paraphrase, but seriously WOW.
I knew an adjustment had to be made.
It was time to stop, listen and acknowledge Him – the master Creator and Maker of all. (if you are an email subscriber click here to view)
I walked outside and listened. The cool breeze was calming. The birds chirping brought happiness. The trees swaying made me feel alive again.
If you have a mess going on in your mind and you’re the only one attending your pity party – stop and listen.
Use some time this weekend to outside and see the beauty. The beauty filled with His majesty. It’s all around. Don’t let your frustrations and hurt keep you from seeing the Master Artist at work. He creates daily for you to see and enjoy.
Oh please, stop and listen this weekend. He makes everything beautiful!