Remember last week when I said I was having "minor surgery?" Someone lied to me. Is there a place between minor and holy-crow-what-have-they-done-to-me? That's the place. Don't let this picture fool you. It was taken when the nerve block was still working. That wore off and I started to whine. Who knew a toe thing could make your whole body go, "Stop. Just stop."
SO -- thank you for your prayers, and keep 'em going. My NP says I'll be back to something resembling a normal schedule by the end of the week. Meanwhile I'm klutzing around on this boot that would work for a storm trooper -- and not being the most graceful being on the planet, that's ... interesting. Provides much entertainment for my family.
In terms of work, I'm still a little foggy -- note the lack of creativity in this post! I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. And I do have a question for you to ponder and comment on. This comes from your responses to last week's post. KATY puts it right out there:
"I always feel if I do trust God in situations then he'll make them worse."
Everything in me wants to go, "NO nononononono! my loves!" But that wouldn't be that helpful to you. What we're doing here with The Whole Christian Thing is give you a chance to sort things out and come to a conclusion that will continue to live in you -- unlike that high you get from watching an oh-I-get-it movie or listening to an "unforgetable" sermon.
Here, then, are some questions I'd love for you to think about and respond to by Thursday -- although if you can't get to them until later than that, it's perfectly fine. MEREDITH, we love having you -- jump right in and go back to earlier posts as you have time. This should not be another stressor, okay?
Questions to ponder:
1. Is what God wants for you ALWAYS different from what you want for yourself? Do actually you feel like it's a constant tug of war?
2. Do you truly believe God wants you genuinely happy?
3. From what you know of Scripture, what DOES God want for you?
What I'm getting at is, where do we get the idea that if we say, "God, just do your thing in me," we will be miserable? Yeah, let's go there.
Back to the boot ...