Postaday 2011 and What I Have Learned

      Dear readers,

      I am sorry I missed yesterday. I spent 18 hours in bed sleeping! Something got a hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I crashed. Anyway I am back today though I have to admit I am still a little pekid.

     I tend to look at life from the view-point of a student.I believe everything that happens has a purpose, a lesson to teach. When I took up the challenge to post every single day I knew it would teach me something about myself and about the world. I didn’t realize what it would bring out in me.

     Like most things in my life now blogging is on a schedule. A schedule I have been sort of unfaithful too. If I had been faithful to it my post for yesterday and today would have been done well before I succumbed to the plague. I have learned that God is calling me to a new level of discipline.

     I have also learned that I am given to perfectionism. Every time I woke up yesterday my first thought was “I should be blogging! Everyone’s going to hate me!” I know stupid…right? But not getting it right the first time really frosts me. That’s why I give up.

     I was really tempted this morning to give up the challenge and tell you all I was going back to posting three times a week; But then I thought, “No way! I am going to rise above this challenge and learn the lessons God has to teach me through postaday 2011.”

What lessons has God been teaching you?

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14 thoughts on “Postaday 2011 and What I Have Learned

  1. lol
    “Something got a hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I crashed”
    Good on you! Sometimes we need to give in and chill. Glad you got some sleep (rest)

    What lessons is He teaching me?
    That His timing isn’t mine. That ifI say I trust Him, I have to live it. That I can run off on my own if I choose to but I won’t get far because I need Him to survive. That His ways are higher than mine. That He loves me with an everlasting love and His plans for me are perfect.
    I think I can live with that 🙂

    Blessings as you walk the challenge.
    ann

    • And blessings to you as you achieve victory over the challenge sister. I love “That I can run off on my own if I choose to but I won’t get far because I need Him to survive.” This is the life crucified! Thanks for sharing your lessons! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This is a real-life experience of the spirit and the body, each wanting diffeernt things. Hope you feel better soon, and I’m happy you didn’t give up to the thought of decreasing your posting rate! 🙂

  3. He’s teaching me to listen the first time He speaks, otherwise you’ll get nothing done. His way is the better way for us although it doesn’t always feel the quickest. I’m the type that wants it done , and I mean now! And God doesn’t seem to agree with me most of the time, so yes I tend to take a longer road than I would like only because of thinking I have the better route. I have to surrender everyday and trust Him completely.
    Hope you’re up to feeling yourself by tomorrow. Look at it this way you’ll get some more sleep tomorrow. We all usually take a nap after eating turkey—you know it has that natural sleep aid in it. Many Blessing to you and your family & Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks Sandy! I did get my tryptophan nap! It was awesome! 🙂 Your lesson is one I have had to learn again and again. I have found the “shorter” route usually takes LOOOOOONGER than God’s “long route”.

  4. I’m so glad you’re up for the challenge of Postaday 2011. You know Pastor J, sometimes God allows things to happen in order for us to take a much needed rest when we won’t voluntarily take one. Of course, the “plague” isn’t the way we would schedule a much needed rest, is it? Lord, thank you for Pastor J’s healing from the “plague” may he be totally healed before he goes to sleep tonight. You will feel better before tomorrow.
    The lesson God is teaching me? God is teaching me to wait on Him and in the waiting grows patience. I admit this lesson is extremely hard especially when I think things should be moving much faster than they are but God’s timing is the key, isn’t it? So I am learning to wait and meditate on His word until He leads the way. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.

    • Thanks Debby! Thanksgiving was wonderful and your prayers were heard! This waiting thing is a pretty common lesson I am finding. I wish I could tell you what the next level is. I’m not sure I have totally mastered this one yet! 🙂

  5. I’m way behind and didn’t even realize you hadn’t posted! Wonder if they are going to do a read a day challenge where you have to read and respond to so many blogs each day? So, I thought I was the one failing . . .and you’re good.
    I have times when I think I could sleep for 18 hours. I think God had a reason for that for you too! You needed it desperately. Praying for healing and health and rest for you.
    God has been trying to teach me about stress this year. He is a good teacher. I am not such a good student. 😦 I thought I had it down, but lately I have started loosing the lessons so you have reminded me to pray and ask for His help with this again. To teach me again.
    God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving and always!

    • It is hard when you think you have learned something and then God takes you deeper into it and it feels like you have to start all over. I am there too! May God bless you richly in this new level of living in the Spirit! 🙂

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