Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
remember that thing about the tools?
yeah, the thing about God never calling you to a mission for which you already possess the tools, but instead He gives them to you as you need them? well... turns out, i was right.
the tools have already started showing up.
they are coming in the form of friends. molly, natalie, jeanette, cherie, amy, mickey and jay just to name a few. oh and without a doubt my incredible husband who has already looked at nurseries with me without complaint. what beautiful tools i have been given.
these people are even now pouring out support and encouragement on me, and there's not even a hint of a belly on me yet. well, not a baby belly at least. the one i have was mine already.
feelings of being surrounded by people who would go anywhere and do anything (i've had an inordinate amount of offers for company to get ice cream and/or chocolate whenever the need arises) to help me all but erases any feelings of darkness or isolation i might feel through this whole thing. it's impossible to feel alone when friends, the ones who really count, rally to make you feel that during this adventure there will most certainly be unknown stretches, but the wonder, excitement and blessing of it all should be the real focus. and all those great things are made even better with friends like these to share it with.
they make me feel capable. like this is something i definitely can do. and i'll chose to believe them.
hey God, thanks for the tools. they're just right.