Monday, September 13, 2010

Bein Busy

You know that point right between finishing homework for one class and starting the 9 page assignement due tomorrow for the other which you're doing right before you 2 hour tutoring session which is in the middle of your 2 morning classes and your lab at 4:30. Well that's the point I'm at right now.

I've got a test on Wednesday, and the career fair, and I've got Mock Turtle Soup, papers for 495, keeping up with 18 hours of junior and senior level ECE credit. On top of all this I'm trying to be active in Church and my para-church organizations, attend football games, and do things I actually want to do like see Baby Wants Candy (a world-renowned musical improv troupe) tonight or see Adrienne.... ever.

This semester has been stretching me like oh so much saltwater taffy, and it's in these moments that I'm reminded of 2 things.

1) Romans 8:28- God works all things out for the good of those who love Him.
That's pretty awesome. Whatever God's trying to teach me through these times of business, He's teaching me because He might want me to be on top of this kind of stuff later on. So when "struggles" and "stress" are seen as what they really are "boot camp" and "training," it's more of a joy than a hassle.

And 2) The consequence of Sin is death. So, anything less than death, that's called Grace my friend. If you're a believer, this is a humbling truth, if you're not, this probably just sounds like crazy talk. But here's the scoop, you are not supposed to be the center of your life. Your problems, your struggles, your hopes, your dreams, if they are without GOD, they're without meaning.

Everything "you" have really belongs to Him, and he's expecting you to be a good steward with it. And that includes not letting all the little stresses and low points get to you. If God made a mountain range, he probably doesn't want our sole focus to be the valleys.

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