How I cope with this disease... (reference to God please take no offense)

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CheerDad
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   Posted 6/3/2005 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
There are calm seas outside of every storm and we will travel in the direction we face. No matter which direction that is, there are calm seas to be found. I also find too often I am praying for specific direction and asking for God to take away what I am feeling or going through.
 
I am reminded of a story where this small sailboat is becalmed because of no wind. The men aboard kept praying for an east wind to take them to their destination. After some time one of the men realized that there might be other boats where people were praying for a westward wind. He thought they might change their prayers to ask for a favorable wind, that way God could answer all prayers.

Too often I ask for God to help me cope and deal with the circumstances of life. When I do, I am like the becalmed sailboat. Calm seas, but going no where. When I take the time to look at my life, I gain the understanding that I need to ask what I can do to change the circumstances of my life rather than just cope. By coping, I stay where I am at, no progression. By asking what I can do to change the circumstances of my life, I am taking action and showing faith in God to help me have the strength to affect change in me and my life.

To finish the story above, after a period of time and still no wind, the same man who thought to pray for a favorable wind took out the oars and started to row. When the others asked him what he was doing, he replied that today he could be the Lord's wind. He asked and was given insight how he could change life's circumstances.
 
I hope all are feeling better today than yesterday. Life is about the journey and what we learn along the way, not the destination.


We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
 
Randy
 
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Post Edited (CheerDad (Randy)) : 6/3/2005 9:57:47 AM (GMT-6)


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/3/2005 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Randy . . . that's a great story!!! Thanks for sharing.


I went on a tough job interview Tuesday. I am one of 7 finalists applying for a very 'big deal' job as a Corporate Legal Assistant for a Fortune 500 Company. My single (but repeated) prayer was: "God, please close this door if the job would not be the best move for me and my family". Now I am waiting for a phone call or an email to see what direction I will be headed in. (I am currently between jobs.) So your story is timely for me. Thanks brother!!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie
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Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 6/7/2005 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Randy,
Thanks for sharing that great story and how true it is. It goes with the theory, "Ask and ye shall receive". People should apreciate that and say GOD as many times and you like. I do.
 
"Lefty"
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.


mgreen4019
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   Posted 6/7/2005 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
II have to tell you a quick story about God closing doors for a job. I Had a company asking me to come work for them. I was working at the time for a competitor. The new job would have increased my income by 22k a year. My hours & stress would have incresed but the money sure sounded good. We had a meeting set up for me to accept the job. I just kept praying all night for God to close the door if it is not in his plann for me to take the job. Well he made it easy for me to make a choice if I should take the job or not.The next day I completly forgot about the meeting. Then like 4 hours after we were to meet I remembered and had to laugh and gave thanks to our awsome God who knew I could not make the correct choice on my own. Staying in the job I had was the correct choice even though it was tough paying my bills at the currant income I had. Well guess what. two weeks after the missed meeting I contracted a kidney dissorder that caused alot of missed work due to pain and M.D. appointments. If I would have taken that job I would have been without insurance for 90 days and my body would never have been able to handle the extra stress. Only God could have known what was to come. The trick is we have to trust and listen to God. Sorry for such a long post.

God Bless.
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/8/2005 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing your story Mgreen!!!

Isn't He awesome!!! I have had many experiences in my life where, having given God the driver's seat, I was amazed at the outcome.

Thanks for your encouragement. BTW: I am currently unemployed, but not needing to rush into anything.

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie
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