Today I posted on my Facebook that I could use something stronger than a sherry right about now – and I could. It’s been a tough day. I feel like I’ve been stabbed in the back, and it hurts. We’ll leave that there, except to say that there was one small thing I should have done (and forgot to do) and now things are kind of messy and I’m drinking sherry – which feels very nice, Victorian and Miss Marple-ish all at the same time. I so enjoy Miss Marple and her sherry!
Shortly after I posted that and responded to a comment that I felt was a bit uncaring, I realized that I was making the same mistake twice – and that was this:
Doing the RIGHT thing.
In this case, the real right thing to do is to pray. The real right thing to do is to move forward as best you can without making things worse (and in my experience, most things stronger than sherry do make things worse – at least for me.)
Sadly, I don’t always think of the right or appropriate thing right away. (Are there too many “right”s in this sentence or does it make sense?) Maybe that’s true of most of us – the easy fix so that we can be on our way to the next thing on our list. Well, that’s what got me into this situation in the first place. I know (now, and well after the fact) that I should have done something else.
In the meantime – I suddenly have a gift of time that I wasn’t expecting to have, time that I can use to begin doing more of the right things. For me that doesn’t include another bottle of sherry, or something stronger. It does include spending some quiet time alone with my God and seeking His will in all of this.
It’s funny how one small thing can become something much bigger. The thing WAS made right and I moved on. Someone else read the situation differently and life changes drastically. However, at this moment I will use this time wisely and I will trust in my God that He will work things to His glory. I will also strive to remember to do the right thing instead of the easy thing. (That always seems to be my downfall)
I hope this post can be an encouragment to someone who is also in a difficult place.
Have a good one! The Scrabble picture comes from this blog: http://inspiredness.wordpress.com/ which is also encouraging.