Ab·i·gail (b-gl): Joy Of The Father

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lessons From the Lord

by Brooke
Well readers, I'm sitting here not exactly sure how I want to write this post. I've had this post in mind for a little while now, and was just waiting for the time to write it.

Recently I feel like God has really been "revealing" things to me. I say revealing, but really I mean "reminding," because they are all things I already knew, but maybe had just forgotten, as we humans tend to do. :) So today I'm going to share some of those things with you.

God has been reminding me to be selfless. Now I can't say that I've ever considered myself to be a extremely selfish person, but lately God has helped me realize that there are many times I could be serving Him and others rather than myself. He reminded me of my own words of advice I gave to a friend, "my life is about serving Him." But am I really living by that philosophy? He's made me realize that many times I'm not. I've been convicted that I need to have a more servant attitude. Even when I have to do a task that I consider less-than-enjoyable, I need to look at it as serving Him. Looking at work from this perspective makes a big difference. Instead of saying, "Well I have to go get to work now," I've been saying, "Well I need to go serve the Lord now." Try it! It will change your attitude.

He's also been reminding me that He knows best, and I just have to be willing to follow his plan. Of course, I know this, sometimes I just tend to forget. Sometimes I can't help wondering or even worrying about things. One of the most common for me, and probably for many other stay-at-home-daughters, is wondering about my future husband and marriage. Quite simply, I want to get married. And sometimes I get tired of waiting. But I know that God's plan is perfect, and I just have to trust in him.

So these are a few of the things I've learned lately. I hope the lessons the Lord has been teaching me can help you as well.

Keep serving Him with all your heart.


  1. Great article Brooke. I think I am going to borrow the line, "well, I need to go serve the Lord now". I think it is very easy for us (me) to forget that my life isn't about making things nice and cushy for myself, but it is glorifying and magnifying God at all times and in whatever way He wants me to.

  2. It's so easy to lose sight of that servant attitude. Sometimes I find myself doing something and thinking, "Who is this magnifying? Myself or God/others?"

  3. Yep! That is definitely me too. Even when I daydream I have to think, am I magnifying myself and wanting things to make my life cushy, or am I looking for ways to magnify God.

  4. There is really a fine line. I mean, I'm not saying it's bad to do things you enjoy. For instance, is it a sin for me to play a computer game? I don't think so. But is it a sin if I play that game when there are things that I should be doing to serve others? Such as helping a family member or reading my Bible. That is where it becomes a problem.