Job! And related obstacles?

So so grateful! Yes! After chirping to God for quite a while, He granted me an awesome job! Practice Representative for a chiropractic office! I get to go to events and perform a free scan of people’s necks and offer them an amazing way to get affordable chiropractic care as they support the American Cancer Society. I also will get to talk in front of people to educate on chiropractic care. How cool is that! I have been to a bank, a bridal fair, a fund raising event organized by the local hospital, a grocery store..anywhere we can find people with a spine! And I am having a blast doing it.

Then what are the obstacles, sparrow?

So here I am, 49 years young :-P, trying to memorize a bunch of text in order to give a presentation of about 25 minutes. Not any presentation: this one is crucial for my new job! Now my memory isn’t what it used to be. I am getting older. (Praise the Lord…I want to grow very very old, preferably with my mind intact.) I have found that now it takes many more repetitions to get the information set in my mind. And I start to doubt if I can even do this part of the cool job. If my mind isn’t failing me. Then after almost giving up I remember God put me in this job so He is near. I shouldn’t fear!

Now if you have a Bible present and have a little time….read what Paul went through…

2 Corintians 11:24-33 (KJV)

24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

That humbles me every time. Now he was persecuted because of the faith. I live in luxury when I compare these times with his. I am not persecuted for the faith at all. In this day and age we all have our own “opinion” and that is that. Which leads me to another branch to perch on..how to preach the gospel as truth and not just an “opinion”, in order to save people from a doomed eternity. But that is for another post.

Paul fought the good fight, and ran the race with endurance. For the only cause worthwhile. So why am I almost giving up during this minor obstacle and waaaay more inferior thing? Exactly…there is no reason. I was tempted to make my insecurity and self doubt get the better of me. Wrong wrong wrong!

Paul is my human hero! I can do this with God’s help.

I can do this! And so can you! There is no fear in Christ, dear fellow chirpies. So let’s trust in the Lord with all our might and lean not on our own understanding. 🙂

Have a blessed day!

 

Love,

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