April 15, 2010, "Opportunity to Grow or to Groan?"

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~ Micah 6:8 ~

We met together for a bi-weekly prayer fellowship. As usual, it is so awesome! I love my sweet sister's, Jeanne~Mari (From South Africa), Mollie and Rachel who meets with us once a month.

We shared with each other some things where God has been correcting us as He reveals His everlasting love that is so lavishly shed upon us. Needless to say, one of the ladies shared an awesome story of her daughter. The one sentence that arrested me were these words, "She told her friend who was mad at her: "If you don't tell me how you feel or how you feel I wronged you, how will I know? I won't get upset, I will only look at it as an 'opportunity to grow'." Haahaahaa! Wow!

I still remember sitting in my chair, stunned with the Wisdom of God that flowed from the mouth of this sweet daughter. God will utilize anyone, no matter the age, and in this case, He uilized a 10 year old girl.

Of course, upon hearing that testimony, I was led to the day before. As I clear my throat with conviction...haahaa! I did some sinning with my attitude. As my husband and dad would say, "allowing little 'foxes' to get the best" of me. On this particularly beautiful day, my husband and I were having an 'intense fellowship' as he was truly attemptng to help me on how on how to approach a situation with one of our children more lovingly and with mercy versus being led by my vast resources of emotions. It was not a life and death issue; yet, my attitude of 'this sucks' sure would assumed it was. All in all, I was robbing myself of seeing all the blessings before me. Instead of looking at our conversation as an 'opportunity to grow' I was walking in the conversation as an 'opportunity to groan'. I laugh now; but at the time, it was quite difficult to get out of that pit that I dug on my own. Not only did I dig that pit with my groaning attitude, but my words became the shovel that dug the hole. I allowed my mind to lead my tongue which then allowed my tongue to lead me where I didn't want to go, nor ever want to go; the pit of despair.

I am reminded that today I must remind myself of what is required of me...to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with my God (Micah 6:8). For when I walk in this, I will make a way for God's provision of an opportunity to grow, versus the provision of the flesh as an opportunity to groan.


  1. Trying my best to be all HE created me to be!

  2. "Not only did I dig that pit with my groaning attitude, but my words became the shovel that dug the hole. "

    I can so relate to this! Great post....

  3. Tonya said:
    Another good one Teresa


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