School is done for the week, (officially that is,) the southern sun is warm (okay, some may say hot), and today is a beautiful day. Why?
Well, first of all, it is beautiful because God created this day - specifically chose to make it and to accomplish His purposes in it. But, were it a rainy Monday filled with failed test scores and a bad case of bronchitis, would it still be a good day? Yes!
God whispered something to me yesterday I think. Regardless of whether my homework is done, I am passing or failing, it is raining or cloudy, I am bereaved, or maybe horribly ill, God has created this day, and I am to rejoice in Him and it. I have found myself extremely frustrated a lot recently. I have been frustrated that I haven't been getting the sleep and excersize I want/need, haven't been feeling well, don't have my homework done the day it is assigned (and at a decent hour). With all of this in the background, I think God "woke me up" and asked "Why are you looking at your life from your little hole?" I have been viewing everything from my little selfish perspective. God has blessed me abundantly, but I have refused to see it. Now I am looking...
First, maybe I am not well, things are hard, and I'm not getting the sleep and exercise my body needs. Okay. And maybe my homework isn't where I want it to be. And maybe I don't understand every little thing about the internal circuitry of VOM's. Okay. But, maybe I am where God wants me to be. Not just at the college He chose for me, but maybe exactly where I am. Maybe He has but me here in the midst of these things for a reason - for His glory and His purpose.
Maybe is not the right word. I do believe that God has placed me where He wants me to be. (I do have the responsibility to take care of myself and work hard.) God is so much bigger and sees things in such a different light. My (what a funny thought) life is not and should not be what I want it to be or think it should be. God works all things together for His glory and purposes. It's bigger than me.
So right now, as I take a minute's break from Calc III homework (which I love, by the way!) I praise God for this day and this semester and this life He has chosen and blessed me with - and all of the wonderful people He has sorrounded me with. I pray that He will arrange it (and help me to obey Him and do my part in arranging) as He sees fit - all to His glory!
May I see every day and every person and every hardship and frustration in light of my Sovereign and Loving God. To Him be glory both now and forever more!