Do you ever wish you could tell someone to just grow up? I do, and this week I have dealt with a woman, well into her thirties, who has whined, grumped, and sniffled her way through childish, unattractive tantrums.
A couple of days ago, I decided enough was enough. I am old enough to know better, and I just want to grow up.
“…Control, pseudo power from the pit,” Ann Voskamp says. Yes, it had been control I was after. And it’s hard for me to see. When the desire to control others sneaks up on me, I often don’t recognize it, there is just a sinking sense of helplessness. “Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is.” Once again Ann speaks to where I am.
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a [woman], I put the ways of childhood behind me.” 1 Corinthians 13:11.
This week I am thankful for the grace that enables me to see with new eyes, empowers me to be transformed, and speaks when it’s time to just grow up. All is grace.
My Thanksgiving List 8/30/12
118. The scent of fabric softener
98. Standing on the promises of God my Savior
102. Funny Facebook posts that make me laugh
110. New books arriving in the mail!
113. Long family walks
111. A true parenting partner
121. The best workspace ever
120. Yard sales
106. Watching movies with Peanut in the living room…on a weekday…on a hide-a-bed
100. My faithful, trustworthy husband! Thank you, Father, for this wondrous gift!
119. A sweet Sabbath day in the House of God with the people of God
122. Dollar days at the Colorado State Fair with my family