Greetings blog world! I came across an old blog post from my Pastor Kerri Weems days that made me crack up. Back in the day when I was Pk’s assistant she would allow me the honor of guest blogging and below you will find one of those posts. I pray it encourages you today as it encouraged me after all this time.
CHAIRS HATE MEI fell out of a chair recently. Like the chair literally broke out from under me and I fell to the floor and hit my head. This might sound weird but falling out of chairs is the norm for me. Truth be told, I am a bit accident-prone. In the last nine months I’ve fallen out of my chair three times and all in front of Ps. Kerri. The first time she ran over to see if I was ok, but by the third time she just said to all the on-lookers, “don’t worry, she’s fine.” And she was right… I was fine. I jumped back up and made a joke and all returned too normal. I’ve been accident-prone my entire life. In the last two months I’ve spilled hot coffee all over myself four times. It’s just what I do. I’m a bit of a wreck. Let’s not forget the honorable mentions of knocking myself unconscious while vacuum cleaning, or tripping and falling through a window. I can’t make this stuff up. If I have learned anything from these mishaps its that
- Life’s misadventures are going to happen whether you like it or not.
- The only thing in life you have control over is your reaction.
I won’t lie my reactions to life’s hiccups haven’t always been “Christ-like.” Once there was a spider in my car and I let go of the wheel and hit a brand new car parked in front of me. I then jumped out of my car and ran down the street. I hate spiders. ( I did this all in front of a parked policeman ) #Truestory I can’t even tell you how many times the storms of life have stared me down and the fruit that identified me was panic, fear or disappointment. But through every glitch God has showed himself true and I’ve learned a couple things I thought I’d pass on. If you find yourself falling out of the proverbial chair of life, know this…
Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
Matthew 7:20 ( NLT )
- God is faithful even when we are not.
- There is always a bigger picture, we just aren’t necessarily privy to it.
- If you lock yourself out of your house or car, pop-o-lock will come in 30 minutes and open it for you. *wink
- Surround yourself with life rafts, authentic people who will remind you that it’s not always going to be like this & you can do all things through Christ… ( Shameless Sisterhood Plug )
- Lastly, laugh a lot. Only you are responsible for what steals your joy … and preventing forest fires. ( hahah — sorry, I couldn’t help myself. )