In The Soup
Today I read a post from someone that I met several years ago at a ladies conference in Michigan. She, along with three other ladies provided the entertainment for the weekend event. I say entertainment because at times I laughed until I couldn’t breathe (Their interpretation of She Works Hard for No Money) and other times tears of joy flowed down my face (Open the Eyes of my Heart Lord). I still listen to my recordings from this weekend almost everyday. That is how much this ladies retreat impacted my life.
Sylvia Lange now writes on her own site. Her article about being “In The Soup” came up in my studies this morning. This is certainly a place that I believe we Christian women find ourselves way too often.
As I pulled my soaking wet, red-faced self back on to my board it occurred to me that in that moment, I was a living metaphor. I was struck that it’s not the big stuff that most typically tosses me on my butt; no, it’s the little things that throw me off balance and put me into the soup.
Isn’t this so true? I find that I can handle the big things without losing it…but let something little or unexpected come along and I struggle to maintain my faith, joy and sadly composure. Her words reminded me of the saying…
I want to be the kind of woman who, when my feet hit the floor in the morning the Devil says, Oh no she’s up.
What about you? Do you trust God in the little things?
Take a moment and read her post. I know you will be blessed by her words and insight.