Friday, April 8, 2011

Distracted


I'm surviving. Walking along wanting a glimpse of where this path leads. I'm distracted.

Distracted by this state of limbo it seems we're in. Hovering over uncertainty. Anxious to know where we're going to land.

Distracted by the the death of my high school art teacher who inspired my creativity through drawing and painting. She introduced me to the impressionists who I still love today. She took me to Sarasota and introduced me to Dali, to Colorado where I saw the Rockies for the first time, and to New Mexico where we explored Georgia O'Keeffe's ghost ranch.

Distracted by the abundant supply of freelance work God has provided to sustain us while I sit in front of a computer for hours on end while my children hustle and bustle at my feet and I stop to throw in another load of laundry or say hello to my husband.

Distracted by the dwindling items in our pantry and my worldly desires for a new summer wardrobe.

Distracted by our vehicle that needs work as we approach the final payment.

Again, I'm distracted by the worry of things in my life that are hard. I am blind to how the Lord has orchestrated all of it and still provides water from the rock. I choose to be distracted by this life, the tangible, my reality, rather than fixing my eyes on the One who is unseen. - The One who has sustained us over these last several weeks, months, years. We found He led us to a church that is a breath of fresh air. The hubs has found God has provided my husband with part-time work that is flexible so we can go out of town three times in the next few weeks to out of town interviews. And I continue to receive He continues to provide new jobs as soon as I finish another - hence my lack of blog posts as of late.

As I proceed into this unknown....I pray that I WILL be distracted by all that He has proved Himself to be - my Savior, my provider, my comfort, the One who knows pieces of me I've yet to discover myself. Distracted by His goodness during the hard times that He has placed in my story. I must put one foot in front of the other and choose to be distracted by what is pure and true and good and not by my worries over things that are truly out of my control.

While I cannot see Him in the way I perceive tangible, what is tangible is what He has already accomplished in my story. That is enough. He is enough. to satisfy. to justify. to save. He IS the Provision I need.

I read an article today, Easter Everyday, by Brooke Musterman, and was reminded what I should be distracted by.





Coming soon on my blog for your curiosity and perhaps your amusement:
I've been asked to review a few new products: Yanni's latest album which should be interesting...and a new kids' meal product. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

  1. Oh Andrea, I get it. I really, really do...
    Thank you for your words.
    Keisha

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  2. Andrea, Thank you so much for posting my article, and for your awesome words!!...b

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