Sunday, January 29, 2012

Unaccomplished - A Day in the Woods*

I have struggled a lot this week with my resolutions to focus on "being" versus "doing".  I am puzzled by the fact that my current life seems to require all the traits and skills that I don't have.  Why would God create me to be a "task-oriented introvert" if my life needs me to be a "people-oriented extrovert"?  

As much as I am frustrated by it, I recognize this theme in the Bible.  God likes to get people to do the opposite of their nature, so that they can see him working. "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."  I guess if I was allowed to spend all day by myself working on my projects uninterrupted, I might not recognize my need for God.  I might actually start to feel like I am God. 

So, it was good that on Saturday my family spent the whole day together not accomplishing anything on my list -


*My daughters came up with this title.

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