It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything here. The title of this post explains it all. I’m so tired I’m moving like an out-of-shape 100 year old man. This is a deep tired, not just sleepy tired. It’s exhaustion. Ouch! Even typing hurts!
I’m frustrated. Things never move like I think they should. In my mind, it seems the summer has been wasted. There should have been so much to do, but the primary thing actually done was WAIT!
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” (Proverbs 16:9, NLT)
Now that I’ve got that out of my system, the summer really has not been a waste. I feel my relationship with the Lord is stronger. He has many things to teach me, and although I’m a slow, hard-headed student, He is getting through. I’ve heard it said that we rejoice on the mountain top but we plant and grow in the valleys. I feel I’m one of those midwestern fields where the rows go on for miles. It takes a lot of planting and plowing in one of those fields.
God is faithful. God is gracious. God is mercy. God is peace. God is joy. God loves me. God loves people. LifePointe will emerge from the heart of God. The exhaustion; it’s rough. The frustration; it’s tough. But I am more thankful than ever that God has chosen me and given me the opportunity to participate in what He is about to do in the Monroe County area.
“I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. . . . I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race.” (Philippians 3:12, 14, NLT)