This week's question, along with some of her thoughts, is from Betsy:
Last weekend I had a Turkish moment. Just after my 10th breakfast guest arrived, repairmen cut the water supply to our building! It was a surprise, so I didn’t have a chance to fill up any buckets or bottles beforehand. The water came back on at 8:30 pm, and on Monday it was cut again. In fact over the last 6 weeks, I’ve cooked a few meals without water, gone a few days without doing laundry, and had one 3-day showerless adventure.
I confess my patience is wearing a bit thin, and I’m thinking, “I’m too old for this.”
Looking on the bright side, inconveniences like water cuts on the field do keep us flexible, and God can use them to teach us the hard lessons of patience and contentment. Undoubtedly they’re part of His design to mold us into the image of His son, but knowing this doesn’t make it any easier!
Are water or electricity cuts part of your life on the field? What other inconveniences threaten to undo you?