August 3, 2011

WLW and a challenge

No weight watchers meeting again today, which means I won't be going now for a few months due to being out of town and having my surgery. I will still be doing my weekly weigh in and I am happy to report that I lost 1.5 lbs this week! My knee is getting worse daily, I am so ready to have my surgery so I can get active again!

On the other hand... I have some thoughts to share with you all this week. When I was driving home from work the other night I was listening to Christian talk radio... and I heard the following quote:
"God's will is everything we would ever desire if we could see the big picture."
It made me think, a lot. Daily I sit and think about how I want things to turn out, what I want to happen. If my day doesn't go as planned, I pout, get upset or sometimes throw a fit. I have a good example of this from the other day...
I was getting ready for work on Friday, chipper and excited to be working on the joint unit for the day. I got to work and the first hour went as planned until someone didn't show up for work and they had me go take a different group of patients. I was bummed and I didn't want to do it. I had a bad attitude. 
I texted Bryan on my break to tell him and his response was to put this situation into perspective. 
I didn't really pay attention, I had my pride and I knew I was right and that it was a stinky situation (I didn't want to admit that he was right...)... as the day went on I caught up and had a pretty good day. 
That afternoon I got the chance to talk with someone that I wouldn't have seen if I was where I had started the day... and thanks to that person I am transferring (still in the works, but has been approved just not technically 100% official) to the pediatric floor after my knee surgery. 
Praise the Lord for moving me and upsetting my plans on Friday. It was an answer to prayer that came in a way I didn't like at the time because I couldn't see the big picture.
I pouted and threw a fit, but God's plans are ALWAYS bigger than what my little mind can see. I had been casually looking for a new job, feeling burnt out and tired of working all over the place, hoping for a transfer in my current hospital but unsure since I have very specific days that I can work and not wanting to take a pay cut... this opportunity is perfect for me. I love kids and they are willing to work with my schedule... So that is my exciting news... I am officially going to be a pediatric nurse after my knee surgery, I only have two more days left on regular med/surg and I couldn't be happier. 
Bryan and I were talking last night... he thought of a good analogy. Its like we are only looking at part of the picture. Our master painter is working on every single detail and I am looking at my 10 brush strokes. His plan is so amazing, but we have blinders on and can't see all of the details yet. Francis Chan mentions it as we are all pieces of clay and God is the potter. I am just a piece of clay trying to explain the potter to another piece of clay... it is so true and sounds SO silly. 
So "God's will is everything we would ever desire if we could see the big picture"... my desire for myself is to take everything into perspective. When something doesn't go my way, I need to realize that something else is meant to happen, I just don't understand it. 
How thankful I am that everything doesn't always go my way, who knows what kind of mess I would be in... and I know for a fact I probably wouldn't have my sweet baby boy if everything went my way, that is the best surprise God has given to us. 
I challenge you all to take life's moments into perspective, not as an individual moment but as a part of the big picture. God has wonderful plans for all of us, and one day we will look back and be so thankful that we didn't get our way.
Have a fabulous Wednesday friends!

3 comments:

  1. AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND, THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME. HOW OFTEN WE DON'T JUST WAIT QUIETLY FOR THE LORD, LET HIM WORK IN US AND THROUGH US. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND BRYAN, YOU ARE BOTH AMAZING PEOPLE. GOD IS TRULY WORKING IN YOUR LIVES. I WENT TO THE PARK TODAY AND HAD A TIME OF PRAYER FOR OUR TRIP... WAS ABLE TO PRAY FOR EACH ONE OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY, AND THOUGHT HOW PRECIOUS OUR FAMILY IS TO ME. AM HAPPY FOR YOUR CAREER CHANGE, AND KNOW YOU WILL BE A BLESSING TO THOSE KIDS IN PEDIATRICS. LOVE YOU GUYS, SEE YOU SOON. GMA J

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  2. This is so true. Thanks for sharing. =)

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  3. Congrats on your weight loss and your new job opportunity. I love the quote and definitely need to rememeber it on a daily basis! :) Lana

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