Another busy day. Trying to get all the finish work done here at the complex.
Dinner was running late.
Older kids had to be at AWANA at 6:30 pm.
I had to be at Bible Study at 6:30 pm with an appetizer in hand for our last night party.
Where is my Bible Study book? I just had it.
I need to stop at the store for an item for my Bible Study that I was missing.
Still can’t find my book. Arg!
Frustration is setting in.
Dinner timer finally goes off at 6:10.
Dinner makes it to the table and the older kids have to inhale their food.
No book!!! (Did I say I just had it!)
Get in and start the car. Seat belt is stuck. REALLY?!!
Forgot appetizer in the freezer.
I have to turn the car off to unlock the door to get my food.
Maybe I will just drop off the kids and come home and skip Bible study.
Light bulb!!! Satan I am on to you. I am going! Satan, you will not steal my joy!
It always seems life is always a fight for me. Nothing seems to go right. But the reality is…it does go right. It is usually my attitude that creates the frustration. Satan knows my buttons. I hate being late and ill-prepared. I have learned (obviously not well yet) it does not matter.
I can go and still be blessed even if I do not have my book.
God can still teach me and reveal Himself to me even if I am late.
I will miss out on the blessing and it is really difficult to learn His truth if I do not show up because I am frustrated!
Satan tried to steal my joy! He tried to use circumstances to trip me up with frustration.
As soon as I dropped off the kids the Lord and I had a talk.
Why do I get consumed and sucked into the frustrations? I lose sight of the real purpose.
It’s not about the book. It’s about His book!
It’s not about being late. It’s about being faithful!
Show up! Don’t let Satan steal your joy!
By the way….glad I went! God showed up!