Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Lesson In Trust

A week ago, my husband and I ran to Kansas City for a quick getaway and for him to attend a 1/2 day conference for his job. It was great to get away without a child but we were exhausted when we came home because we tried to do too much in a short period of time.

Since it has been several years since we had been to KC, my dad offered us his GPS unit. A funny thing happened while using it, I learned a great lesson in trust. At first, we thought it was funny to listen to because we knew where we were going. As we got closer to KC and were looking for our hotel, we found ourselves becoming more and more anxious wanting to know every last detail of where we were going and how many miles to go for each exit. My husband and I are planners and we like to know every last detail ahead of time. As the weekend went on and I explored areas of KC while my husband was at his conference, I learned to trust the GPS more and not worry about the details. I quickly learned it gave me enough information and plenty of time to react to it, I just needed to be patient and take it one step at a time.

This is how life is at times too. I so often want to know every last detail of life but I've got to learn to trust in God. He gives me what I need, when I need it and I'm working on remembering that daily. As you all know, my husband has been working reduced hours for 18+ months. What you do not know, is my part time job has recently reduced hours too. When I start to stress about things, I am reminded of the GPS unit and that I need to take life one step at a time. The amazing thing happening this week is that as I trust God, good things are happening. I've done some freelance work off and on for about a year and out of the blue this week, several jobs have come along. Trusting in God is getting us through and I know we will be fine.


badger girl said...

what a great lesson! thanks for posting.

Jennifer said...

that is a good lesson. Thanks for sharing, I always need to hear it. I hope your work picks up soon.

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