Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Life Lessons

I've learnt to appreciate the peace of mind that comes from God.
I've learnt that other people deserve to be forgiven when they upset me.

I've learnt not to let the sun go down on my anger.

I've learnt that what matters is not really my comfort, but what I have been called to do.

I've learnt that I need to let go of my pride.

I've learnt that I need to be more patient.

I've learnt that I cannot expect to live without God's strength.

I've learnt that money is good, but it should not be abused.

I've learnt that I am inherently selfish and I need God to help me deal with that.

I've learn that I can't or shouldn't even try to hide from God.

I've learnt that even when I don't understand the situations I find myself, God is still in control.

I've learnt that I need God's grace to carry out the tasks ahead of me.

I've learnt that I have been called to serve others, not the other way round.

I've learnt that God is never late, He's always on time.

I've learnt again, that God is faithful even when I'm not.

I've learnt that God is absolutely crazy about me!

Who would like to know the story behind the whole list of lessons I've been learning? lol. I had been having a rough time in the week and a half, feeling angry and disappointed with God, stressed out and tense, etc. At the beginning of the year, I prayed that I didn't want to fall sick this year. And guess what? I went down with the flu last week, just at the time when my parents-in-law were coming to stay with us!

It wasn't my best week, I can tell you that. I was stressed out, tense and worrying over every little detail. And to make matters worse, hubby and I had a series of arguments that had no head and no tail, which is very unusual because we hardly ever argue.

I got fed up of feeling awful yesterday morning and decided to have a lengthy conversation with God. And while searching for answers to all the many questions in my heart, God really spoke to me and reminded me that all I needed was His strength. But most of all, He restored my peace of mind and my joy.

Meanwhile January, the first month of 2009 is gone! Did I blink and miss it? lol. I have a few things to accomplish this month, mostly to do with my writing, so I will start working harder on it. I don't want to wake up and realise it's April and I'm still making excuses for my slow progress. I updated my writing blog today so please check it out and leave a comment. Thanks!

I wish you a really great month of February!

12 comments:

  1. you've learned alot of things about you... it's always good to be able to recognize things about ourselves and ask God to help with it...

    I think we all blinked and January zoomed by o... because this one that next week is mid february.... I also need to get cracking on my "to do" list for the year... for the month... kinda like GoodNaijaGirl did

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  2. downtheaisle8:21 AM

    My devotional taught on convictions on Monday and was enjoined to write our personal convictions. In life one of the greatest lessons I have learnt is about God: With God I'm unstoppable but without God I am as empty as EMPTY can be!

    have a great february

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  3. Good to see you back...you've been missed!

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  4. That's life, all about learning. I pray that the peace of God continue to rule and reign in your heart and life in Jesus name. I do trust you're feeling better, looking forward to... You are blessed and highly favoured.

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  5. I thank God for the opportunity to learn even when things don't go the way we want..
    Glad you're back on your feet darling...it is well!

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  6. I'm glad that you were able to turn to God when things weren't going well and look at all the wonderful things you learned (or were reminded of!).

    I'm not pleased with how fast this year is going. If I'm not careful it'll be June and I'll be wondering where half the year went.

    Have a lovely and productive February, Favoured One :)

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  7. Life is like a school!
    Every experience is a lesson learned and when we die, we graduate...those who come out in distinctions to greater glory...those who don't...well..

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  8. ;) but we pulled through!!

    make february count for more than january!

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  9. Hopefully you feel better, sorry to know you have the flu. I missed you. The greatest and best thing you did was to commit all to God. It shall be well, keep writing, no excuses. All will be well. Greet hubby for us.

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  10. Beautiful Post.. Me likey. There's nothing better than learning a lot about this life and how we can pull through with all the challenges and all. It is well..

    Wish you a very LOVING february.

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  11. I love the part where you mentioned you have been called to serve.. Just beautiful.. wanted to make a post out of it. but im still pulling myself together to make that post.. hehehehe

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  12. lovely lessons..the funny thing is that they are not always fun when we are learning these things.

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