Monday, September 6, 2010

Job's Wife


"Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die." Off the top of my head, four of the most despicable people in the Bible are (in no particular order): Cane, Jezebel, Judas, and Job's wife.

I had a thought today, I thought to myself that Job's wife was very likely in peri-menopause, that lovely stage of life where you don't suffer fools easily, are prone to take no prisoners, and realize that time is running out. It'd be a bad time, real bad time to have all heck break loose in your life. I'm not going to offer science or deep truths here. Just the facts as I know them...as we experience this season of life, it is important to know ourselves, our limitations and weaknesses and submit them to God and His leadership of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 12) If regular sleep helps, do it. If fresh air helps do it. Healthier eating helps, do that too, exercise in all it's varied forms, from gardening to the tred mill, don't overlook what can help keep you grounded and on the right track. Prayer is a given. The Word is a given. Quiet time - given. Fellowship with other believers - you got it, a given.

For me all those things I have learned about myself, and I recognized over this weekend I was at the 4-7 day span of time that for me occurs every 23-24 days, where I DISlike people, Face Book, people, and The Big W! (Yep, I mentioned people twice, it's worth repeating!)

Today as I left The Big W, and tried to navigate the ridiculous obstacle course of places where vehicles are to stop for other cars and pedestrians, I realized I would rather go hungry than EEEVVVEERRR go back to The Big W, yet, I also know, that I will most likely be back there in just a few short days.

Know yourself, KNOW Your Lord! Hold on! Breathe, Seasons pass! Until then pray, give thanks, chew the Word, eat your chocolate, and smell the sunshine!

Love,
Maria

4 comments:

  1. There have been several times in the past year when I knew it was just best to keep my mouth shut. And I do hope that my attitude was kept under cover until God got it under control. ;)
    And since I do try to make it a habit to let Him control what comes out of my mouth...I have found that that has come in handy with my CNA job. There have been a few times when I wanted to answer an unfair unreasonable resident with..."let me tell you!...and I was glad that He had a hold on my tongue.
    I know me....so glad He knows me better....it helps to have someone know what you are going to want to say before you say it. :)
    Love ya girl!

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  2. @Sharon - well said - He knows me better! What a relief! So happy for your new season. Thanks for coming by! Enjoy your night! You've earned it! R & R time!

    Love ya!

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  3. chew the Word, eat your chocolate and smell the sunshine!" BRILLIANT

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  4. @Pam - Thank you - my chocolate of choice lately is the small pack of coconut flavored M & M's, just a little here and there does the trick! ;)

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