Tornado Changes

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 Posted by Katie

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Change. I don’t have a great track record with that. But I have made great strides.

I’ll tell you what still turns me upside down is sudden, annoying change. Not the kind that affect big life events, mind you. No, I rather mean the kind that jumps up and interrupts your perfectly planned day and destroys it.

I hate that kind of change.

I had that today. Ugh.

I have taken on some new and hefty, but amazingly rewarding responsibilities of late. I am still learning how to juggle it all. Imagine a tower being carefully crafted with toothpicks…designing and testing going on before you commit to the structure with superglue. That’s where I’m at.

Only, my tower got leveled today by unforeseen changes. My bedtime will be compromised greatly. I’m a little bitter about that.

The thing is, I have gotten better about the big life event changes. I invite Jesus into those, you see. The bigger changes tend to lumber along, giving me time, in my resistant misery, to discuss the change with my Best Pal. Jesus has really been able to speak to me lately about changes in life I don’t have control over.

But, it’s funny, I haven’t really considered inviting Jesus into the sudden, little annoying changes that life can bring. I find myself thinking…”I’M TOO BUSY TO PRAY RIGHT NOW! Level 5 tornado just hit my schedule!! We’ll talk later!”

That’s silly, isn’t it? If God has all the time in the world, you’d think a half a second would be plenty for Him to calm a heart. Why don’t I ask for it?

Jesus, my friend, please help me breathe, help me get the important stuff done, and help me get some rest tonight. Thank you, amen.

(Feel free to borrow my “life-in-the-midst-of-craziness” prayer any time you need it.)

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