Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Today is a Special Day
Today is a special day. I would like to write something significant, since it is my birthday. Lately I haven’t had much to say. Not sure why. One reason is since blogger changed the format of our dashboard, my computer is having issues with writing on the new page. It really bogs down. (Has anyone else had this issue?) I’m sure it is my old computer that needs to be cleaned out, updated, or thrown out. I’m leaning towards the latter option, as soon as I can find a suitable replacement at an affordable price.
Sometimes I feel like my old computer. I need to be cleaned out, updated, or thrown out! Hold your comments on these options, please. I do believe that birthdays are a good time to reassess and evaluate what our goals, plans, and purpose may be…and where do we stand in the process? At my grand age of 62, I am sorry to say that I have not achieved everything I had hoped to accomplish by this stage in life. Retirement is still an elusive dream that I long to latch hold of and run into the golden sunset with my hubby, enjoying what few years of active life we still have left. He is already there, although not by choice. Job cuts forced him to take an early retirement last summer, and although he has been actively searching and pursuing all possibilities for employment ever since, there has not been one “open window, and many “closed doors”. He has had a few glimmers of hope, but thus far they have not materialized into reality. Maybe that is God’s plan. We are trying to accept that.
So back to my search for significance and purpose. I know God is working in my life. This blog is a testimony to that fact. You may not think much of it…you may even wish I’d just get to the point and stop babbling so much about stuff. I understand. I tell myself that quite often. But there has been a metamorphosis taking place in my life over the past two and a half years since I started writing here and opening up my whole heart and soul to total strangers around the world. I’ve actually had to think before speaking. (So glad for the editing features of my computer). Delete and backspace are two of my favorite keys. For those of you who don’t know me personally, you may be surprised to learn that I have often had a tendency (understatement) to open my mouth and insert my foot. For a rather tall person with big feet, that “feat” has been a bit uncomfortable from time to time.
What am I trying to say? (I wish someone would tell me!) Perhaps it is this: I believe that God is allowing me this privilege of writing to share a message of hope with the world. Sometimes I veer off course and dabble in nonsensical stuff and materialistic dreams and activities…but even those have a purpose. (Usually). Here is what I hope to do with what I write:
“No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed,
but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. “
I want my light to shine before men and women…
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden….
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
Matthew 5:14 and 16
This is risky business. My “good works” don’t always show up. Sometimes there aren’t too many. I know that. I am working on that. But I pray that God will use what talents and gifts and “good works” I do have to encourage others…plant some seeds of hope, love, and trust in the Lord. To lift some spirits who may be dragging bottom and ready to give up. If God will allow me to do that, I will have accomplished my goals, realized my purpose, and fulfilled my dreams. I may even live (or die?) to see the day that I hear these marvelous words:
“Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:21
That will be glory! Not that I care about being a ruler over anything…no thank you. I don’t even enjoy being a supervisor over a few people…not my cup of tea at all. But to “enter into the joy of your Lord”, yes, that will be Glory!!!
Yes, Today IS a Special Day!