It Seemed So Long Ago

I remember when this picture was taken of me. I had just bought that Polaroid Land 1960 camera from a local antique store and was EAGER to try out everything I could with it. I had just taken that picture of my twin sister, so of course, my twin sister took a picture of me being proud of…my picture. Simpler times really.

Today was one of those days where I wish I could go back to those simpler times. It was crazy at work. I went to the doctor and went straight into a training session with a new 1099 contractor. From there, I went into processing A/R, getting groceries for our employees, and making sure everything was prepped and ready for the company meeting tomorrow that I run for the office once a month. Two new people were trained this week and it felt like it was all chaos. Everyone needed something from me today.

After work, I drove home to grab my school stuff and went straight to my best friend’s house who just had surgery. I took care of her dog for the evening, cleaned the dishes after dinner, gave her what she needed medically, and drove home. By the time I got home it was 10:00 PM.

In all this, I just kept thinking, Man I’m hungry, I need to use the restroom, and I’m tired BUT I can tell that God is giving me energy for all this. It’s so true. There’s no way I would’ve been able to do today without God. God gave me the strength to keep going, to press through it, to ignore my growling stomach and exploding bladder. I’m so thankful that He helped me through all of today and that He encouraged me and reminded me to live only for His glory. It really is a joy for me to serve all these different people in different aspects, despite how chaotic it may feel. From my boss to my assistant, to my best friend; God just brought more and more people that needed things and graciously used me to provide for them. It reminds me of mission’s trips, how you never stop serving others until the day is completely done. That’s how I hope I felt today went, that I never stopped serving the people around me. I hope to be reminded of that tomorrow as I start the day anew. I hope I can remember that these are the people whom I am serving until the race is finished. Praying tonight that my mindset would be made new.

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