To Struggle

This morning while studying and praying about the day, my first thought was about a meeting I have in an hour.  I am the treasurer of an organization and it is time for the annual report and audit.  Of course, there is nothing to fear, but dread creeps into my thinking.  I suddenly realize that the only time there seems to be a struggle in my life is when human will, pride and ego are at the forefront.  As I humbly release this fear to God, at the same time the dread is released and I know I can enjoy this meeting rather than just focus on it being over!

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”  Psalm 32:8  This is not something I have to do on my own, but put my trust in Him.

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Church Meeting

Yesterday, I attended a meeting at our Church and there was a differing of opinions.  Remembering the verses from I Thessalonians 5:16-18 which reads “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”, I silently turned to God.  I realized it is alright to have an opinion, but I must respect the other one as well.  On the drive home, I rejoiced within, that the importance of that meeting was not to get my own way but  allowing someone else to think differently from me without taking it personally.  That, is Spiritual growth and I was humbled by that revelation.

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