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Topic: Predicament (03/01/12)
TITLE: Fearfully and Wonderfully
By Wilma Schlegel
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I don’t even remember how many things I’ve forgotten or lost this week; I need more fingers and toes to keep track.
Tuesday was interesting. That was the day I left my purse behind. No, not at home, I left it at home on Wednesday. On Tuesday I left it in an office that got locked up tight after my visit. I was the only client of the morning and was fulfilling all the obligations that go along with accepting a new job. It was two stops later when I missed it. I reached under the coat (that I mentioned above) which was slung over my arm ( I hadn’t misplaced it yet) and - yikes! No purse.
So here’s the predicament. How long can I go on like this? How do I manage husband, home, career, extended family responsibilities and social circle while my mind seems to be taking a vacation?
Is there a lesson here that I’m missing? Maybe it’s, ‘slow down’.
Or maybe it’s not such a bad thing. True, I wasted valuable time retracing footsteps, but I learned my way around the building I’ll be working in. God made it possible for me to get a self-guided tour and to meet a number of helpful and resourceful people.
And, when I returned to the doctor’s office, walked in, picked my coat from the rack and turned to walk out, those ladies in the waiting room just chuckled! They’ve been where I am!
You know, it’s not such a bad place to be. We all need to slow down sometimes. We should take time to be still and contemplate God and contemplate ourselves. When I do contemplate myself, I realize that my mind handles an infinite and ever- growing amount of information. Not only that, but it handles it efficiently because I am made in the image of God and I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
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