Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3/12/12 - Thought Progression through Faith

One of our wonderful readers, Sandra the MadSnapper, has been sending me helpful information about available RVs in her area. Thank you, Sandra! She also sent me an email with the subject line: "I found your RV!" I was a bit skeptical to say the least. You see, Sandra has a wicked sense of humor. What do you think wonderful readers, should I hop a plane to the UK to pick this one up? ROFLOL!!!

I am one of those that would like for life to be a smooth, straight, upwardly progressive road.  I keep thinking I have it all figured out and am headed in the right direction, then wham, curves get thrown in the mix. Imagine that? LOL.


That's okay. I'm much better at going with the flow than I used to be. For example, there was a time in my life when the thought of having to let Dolly go would have completely derailed me. Put me in bed even. Not being able to see around those curves used to be debilitating. Now I walk in faith with God and I know that, no matter what, all is well.

Still, I've had to put that statement under the microscope these last couple of days to see if it held up to a reality check. Can I honestly say that I believe all is well? That I'm still in God's hands and that it will all work out?

I am ecstatic, proud as punch, tickled pink, and overwhelmed with joy to be able to say, not only "Yes," but I can add a resounding "Absolutely!" I don't know how or when, I just know it will all work out. My dreams will come true. I just have to keep doing my part, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and keep trusting God to illuminate that next step (as referenced in the poem on my 3/2/12 blog post).

Having affirmed that, I must also say that I've had to put my attitude in check. Change may no longer be debilitating for me but it is still, shall we say, challenging. I start doubting. I start letting inklings of negativity creep into my thought patterns. The what ifs start occurring and then the nevers, wouldas, shouldas, couldas, start rearing their ugly heads.

They didn't get a foothold this time though. That is huge progress for me and a giant leap of faith. I am walking hand-in-hand these days with a loving God and Christ (Grace, not religion!) and it makes all the difference in the world.  The destructive pattern started and then was truncated, completely cut-off, by Spirit. How blessed am I?!? Wow.

God speaks to me through whispers. That's a major part of why RV living is so important to me (2/23/12 blog post).   I'm curious, how does He speak to you?


So, I dusted my britches off, made some calls and tomorrow night I'm meeting with a customer.  Woohoo!  Then Wednesday after work I'm meeting with a friend of mine that is an officer at a bank. She will review my financials and tell me honestly how long it will be before she thinks I will be able to get a standard loan. I will continue putting one foot in front of the other, trusting God, and my dreams WILL come true.

Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.
Take care of your Words ...because they will become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits.
Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character.
Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny,

and your destiny will be your Life.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 comments:

  1. Formulating a financial plan,very wise,you go girl! He whispers to my heart,but it's up to me to listen,when i can disengage MY brain LOL.

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    1. @ Joe - I've been called a lot of things but I think that may be the first time for "wise" - LOL. Thank you! And yes, it took me a long time to get the hang of the "Be still" part to know (and hear) God.

      It's much easier for me too when I'm out, away from the hustble and bustle, and enjoying nature. See you on the road one day my friend! :)

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  2. i do believe things will work out, in HIS time, and that you are doing a great job of waiting. good idea on the meeting to find out what you need to do and when to get there. I am the Queen of What IF and have a WhatIFFER as big as the world. i drive hubby and myself crazy doing the what if on every thing in our lives, from buying a computer to deciding where to go or not. i am also Chicken Little and tend to run in cirles chanting the sky is falling. but i have learned to live with my what iffer and stop trying to turn it off. i am what i yam in the word of pop eye

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    1. @ Sandra - am reminded of the saying, God is never early. He's never late either. Thanks for the reminder. And you're a good egg, I mean yam. :)

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  3. Sandra picked you out a real lemon there....lol
    I've never been a fan of change but I do handle it better than I used to. You've got the right attitude and that helps.

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  4. Well Debra if you want that lovely trailer you'll have to race me to it! Hehe :)

    I'm a big what-ifer too but it's more like "what if I find the money I need in an old coat pocket I'd forgotten about, what if something even better comes along, what if the bank says yes and we're giving you a lower interest rate, what if I win my RV, what if it works out 1000 times better than I could have ever imagined..."

    Keep on walking, or even skipping, along and you'll be at your destination in no time!

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