So I'm being interviewed yesterday, after a long night....sleep intervals where I'm up every 11pm to 1am then, 5am to 7am, because remember I'm the bootleg nurse these days. For those who don't know, hubby just got out of the hospital but still requires IV every six and twelve (morning and night). And, on top of that, I'm feeling a little under the weather. I think sickness was trying to attack me because I now believe that my position of laying on hands has changed!
So, of course the enemy wanted to make me drove.
Then, while I'm in the interview I made the comment...
"Some people work one job, some three...well, I'm the one who works three."
This stuck with me all day...
I literally thought about how all my life, I was never satisfied with one job. I've always had to do two or three things at the same time to feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Then, my cousin Curtis says, "You've been a hustler all your life."
It wasn't that hustler was my goal. I think I've just learned that if I want something, I have to work for it. No one I know is giving away free trips.
With that word said, I'm cringing. I've paid for a seven day cruise that I'm having to let go because of husband's illness. So, I lose sometimes too...but it's always for the greater good.
How do I know? Because all things work together for my good. I just believe that with everything in me.
I believe that when I turned 45, I realized that I had to finally embrace and love being me. Sure, I've tried to say, I'm just going to focus on preaching and books, but I still have so much time on my hands. So prayerfully, I've decided I wanted to go back to work...but only doing something I love doing. Because it won't be work at all. It will be me advancing the environment God places me in for however long God wants me there.
Do I have another 20 years left in me? I pray I do. But whether it's 20 years or 20 months, I always want to show God that I embraced who He created me to be.
I'm definitely seeing life through different lenses.
There will be plenty more trips for me in the future...I won't ever dwell on missing one. And think of this way, if I were headed for that cruise, I wouldn't be on here encouraging you to embrace YOU.
Tomorrow is never promised to any of us and all we have is right now. And, by all means don't forget...only what we do for Christ will last.
So, whether you preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or made a way for some underprivileged child to learn, or provided a way for a senior to get to the hospital, or fed someone who was hungry, or sent books to those in jail...what you've done for the least of them, you've done for Christ.