90- My Frame of Mind
November 5, 1982
Something is occurring to me about my frame of mind:
*there will always be kids’ issues to tackle and battle, straightening and picking up in the house, unfinished projects, dishes to do.
*there will always be times when Dan’s away, spaces between my parent’s visits, days without friends.
*I’ll always be pre, post, or having periods, or having a cold, sore throat or canchor sores or detergent burn, needing a haircut; underweight, overweight, having a tooth problem, broken fingernails.
*there will always be people more organized, more stylish, with better kids, or worse, neater houses and cars, greater spiritual gifts and fantastic hobbies.
*our house will always be in stages of getting finished, we will always have free/used furniture, and I will always be dealing with mud.
*I’ll always have hand-me-downs, only a couple of shoes.
So why not realize the vanity of wishing things could be different and of being discouraged. My family pattern is not like when I was living at home. So what??? Where would I rather be? There is no contest: I am GLAD I am right here!
So BE JOYFUL IN CHRIST!
Savor the things of God.
Seek pleasing Him.