Charity suffereth long,
and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;
I have dealt with various things lately that have caused me much anxiety and stolen joy from my heart and time from my family. I am in the midst of quite reflection on things and people in my life. I have fervently asked God to help me get past some hurt, be less critical and not seek to return evil for evil. The verse above is plastered every where: on cards, plaques, and pictures, but I never really gave it much thought. Today the Lord has used it to guide me and I have fully read and studied each line. If I am loved by friends then it will look like the above verse, If I am truly loving others then I will be like the scripture. I can't give my time and energy for anything less. I can gauge my relationships by it and I can gauge my own behavior by it. For the sake of my family I must cling to my vision of home and not leave my heart so open for distraction. I will purpose to give myself to my family and church and seek less of others. I need God's approval, not my peers. I need to serve God, my husband and children. I am convinced I will find fulfillment in that like no other relationship can give. It has been a hard learning experience, it has hurt, but I am ready to move on.
This post is probably just for me. A reminder, a bridge to get from where I am now to where I see in my heart that I want to be. After all, a blog is nothing more than a journal for me. Perhaps it will help someone else, it has helped me by just writing it.
It is time to prioritize and set my face and not look back. I have a great mission field right here and now, I need to look no further for purpose or validation.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
I know my blog is generally light-hearted and upbeat, but there are valleys here at Treasures Unseen as well as mountains. :)