While I have been so desprate for work and a purpose, I selfishly believed that God was saving me for something big and one day the world would know my name and sing my praises for what I could accomplish. I imagined I would give credit to His name, of course. But Satan continued to put me at the center of the vision rather than God being the center.
I want to serve the Lord wherever I am. And "go corporate for the kingdom", as I've mentioned before. But God showed me so graciously that without Him, I am nothing. Any ability I think I have comes from Him. This anal-retentive, do-it-all, organizational-freak, work-a-holic was created by the Heavenly Father and created to just love Him.
I am also reminded of this with the impending "Mean Irene" hurricane that is rapidly approaching.
If you don't know already, I really hate the rain. So a hurricane warning that will last a few days is like a death sentence for me, and there is nothing at all I can do about it.....BUT...
pray for the safety of those around me
grab a cup of coffee and a good book
and thank the good Lord that He loves me in spite of my selfishness and grouchy rainy day spirit.
Please enjoy the next few songs inspired by "Miss Mean Irene" herself.
(this last one sorta works if you replace "Jolene" with "Irene")