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Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm not sure I've ever had more stressful/difficult things to deal with all at one time in my life. Don't get me wrong - I love the project I'm working on but the enormity of the task can easily become overwhelming. All that is complicated by the difficulty of still trying to sell a house/business while living out of boxes.

I think its easy to feel sorry for ourselves. It's also easy to lean toward having a negative attitude about things in our world. The other night as I was driving to the rent house I was praying for God to help us sell our home in Missouri and help us work things out with housing here in Tennessee when I looked over to see a homeless man sitting on a park bench. He was bundled up with blankets while all of his earthly possessions sat at his feet. It was if God said, "Joe, you have a roof over your head - that's more than a lot of people have tonight."

Feeling sorry for myself & choosing to be stressed out over things I can't control will simply render me helpless and useless for the Kingdom.

As I drove in to the office this morning - I plugged my iphone into the car stereo and listened to Kari Jobe. This song in particular brought clarity when I needed it most.