I listened to a teaching yesterday morning and the next part of it this morning as I got ready for school. I stopped mid curl and listened as the teacher shared "When God has good things planned for you, when He plans to use you to grow His Kingdom, or is calling you to step out for His glory. Satan will step in and do his best to distract us from God's plan." She (I think it was Joyce Meyer but I am not sure) then listed a few Scripture verses which I mindlessly did NOT write down. (UGH!)
I am not trying to be "all that and a bag of chips" or anything like that but simply want others to understand life isn't always a bed of roses, just because God is in your life and you trust yours to Him. It means that when the ick and ughs of life come at you, there is Someone strong, willing, loving, and all-knowing ready and willing to help you through it.
So as I move forward with Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey and the publication process, speaking to share my testimony, and working full-time to help pay the bills ~ I will trust Him. What does any of this have to do with the rainbow? Yesterday was a DIFFICULT day at work. I questioned myself, why I do what I do, and if it was worth it to continue. This morning I awoke with the same sadness, anger, and frustration heavy on my heart.
As the clock ticked and I calculated what time I would need to leave in order to arrive on time after a visit with my Dad over coffee before going to school. THEN the phone rang, it was my Dad. "Lisa, there are two rainbows. When are you coming down?" I could have cried. I felt so beaten and defeated but to hear my Daddy call to say God painted a double rainbow in the sky for me this morning was the hope, strength, and reminder I needed.
I wish I could tell you I arrived at work with an all new attitude and joy in my heart but I didn't. The thought of the rainbow and the promises in Scripture eased my heart as I meditated on them each time satan attempted to magnify my frustration. It is all in God's hands and what is meant to be will be. I need only to my job and trust HE sees the bigger picture. I am merely one tiny part of this earth and instead of dwelling on the things that are wrong, I need to focus on the positive and Who is in control.
It isn't me and never will be. Thank goodness!
Have you ever had a day or few days that seemed to run you over like a Mack truck? What turned your attitude around? What does the rainbow represent to you?
I hope you will share with us below in a comment.
So God said to Noah, “This rainbow is proof of the agreement that I made with all living things on earth.”
Genesis 9:12 - 17 ERV