Terrific Testimonial Tell All Tuesday! Here's my tell all: Yesterday came picked me up and kicked my rear end . . . I staggered out of the office nearly blind in one eye and ready to call it quits. Seriously. It was the first migraine I've had in a couple years that I couldn't beat back with my counteract pain relievers! I was so over talking on the phone that I was home for an hour before I realized I'd left my own phone at work. I have honestly had my fill of venom from others. Last week my assistant left in hives over a phone call. In 30 years of answering these phones I have never witnessed the likes of what I am this year. Gives me cause to pray more fervently! Joan said to me as she was leaving, "All I can say is that blog of yours about the Glory of God must be touching lives . . . I'm certain you've caught Satan's attention." Well! If that's what this is, Praise God! What do I have to fear?! My God is Bigger! So first thing this morning what is the song I hear? Mandisa, "It's a good morning!" Indeed!! Here is the song. Take a listen to it for yourself! Enjoy!!
I don't have much time during the day to blog. I've barely gotten to scarf down something for lunch in the last 3 months. I took a real lunch break this Monday. Not to eat, I took it to learn a little bit about marketing via other forms of media. I have a mentor teaching me slowly! I have so much to learn.
I just wanted to say to anyone out there having a hard day. Take it to God. Have a conversation with Him. I talk to Him about everything. Just last night when I got home as I began organizing wardrobes. Going through the children's clothes. Keep. Goodwill. Keep. Goodwill. I don't have a lot of room to store clothes. Purposely really. My thought is, the less you have, the less time you will waste over taking care of your 'stuff'. Anyway, I was talking to God about my day. Confessing where I felt I'd let frustration win over grace. I ended up laughing for I'd come up with a brilliant idea. This is what I said to God, " Tomorrow, I am going into the office and I'm changing the recording. It's going to say, "Thank you for calling Glidden Fence. We will not be answering phones the remainder of this week as Wendy has been suspended with pay and is being sent to a 3 day retreat where she will be immersed in Ephesians. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you! Feel Free to leave a message after the beep. We will have someone return your call within 48 hours! Have a blessed day."
It made me chuckle. Did I do that? No. I'm back in here today with a better attitude. I am not going to let the chaos of the world get the best of me. If it tries, I will get on my knees and pray! No more letting it get to me so much so that I leave here with a pounding headache, going blind!
Today I pray for all public servants. Help us lean on the teachings of Christ when the world attempts to beat us up. Father, I pray that we turn to you quicker in our daily struggles. I don't know why I feel the need to drag my burdens up a mountain on my own while you patiently wait for me to turn to you for help. Could you help me with that!? Help my fellow brothers and sisters too. I'm sure I'm not the only one that 'gets' that we do all things through your strength, yet somehow manage to find myself fighting with all my might to do it on my own. I thank you Father for your mercy and grace. I thank you for your word. I thank you for the comfort you bring my way. In Jesus name I pray.
Wendy, Mom of Many
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