Thursday, May 7th
Apparently, it’s true that pictures and videos adds 10 pounds to you. I had a follow-up doctor’s appointment that was done via teleconference. The doctor told me I needed to stop having dinners for two unless someone was eating with me. I told him I was eating for 4; myself and the 3 imaginary playmates I have created during this two-month quarantine. I said I don’t think it would be very nice to eat in front of them.
The look on his face was priceless. My guess is my weight is the least of his concerns for me.
When you need advice or guidance where do you go? Maybe the better question is to whom do you go? Do you go to your spouse? Your best friend? A Preacher? Google? I’m not insinuating those are not good sources, but when you are seeking answers, at any point do you go to God? Is He your first or last source?
I am still a work in progress in this area of my life. I do find myself asking friends, family and yes, even Google at times for answers regarding certain things. God places wise people in our lives to encourage us to make good choices. But ultimately God wants us to first seek His advice about every situation that we face in life.
What keeps us from going to God for advice? For me, it’s often my selfish desires. I may desire something, yet I hesitate to go to God for His guidance because I fear His answer may be no. Sometimes it’s fear. I’m fearful of what He may ask me to do or where He may ask me to go. I would rather “play it safe” than risk getting out of my comfort zone. Can you relate?
While it’s ok to seek advice from others, we need to be careful. People tend to tell us what we WANT to hear but, God will always tell us what we NEED to hear. There’s a difference.
Now more than ever, it is imperative that we seek God for His guidance and direction. The world seems upside down and spiraling out of control. We can take comfort in knowing that God is still in control. He is faithful and He is good. All the time!
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
It may look dark right now, but morning is soon coming!
Until next week……. Don’t forget to smile (and wash your hands)! Tammy