Wednesday, October 19, 2011

sales, thank yous, and oldies

so 1/2 my job is marketing/sales.  i told my mom tonight, "I am quite the little sales woman." and, regardless of what all my past professional dreams (oh you know, age 6 gynecologist,  age 10 banker, age 15 teacher, age 18 artist, age 19 interior designer, age 20 chef, age 25 dietitian....), i sit in awe at where the Lord has brought me.  haha. i never thought medical sales would fit, but it does, and i am learning that the most genuine people have the hardest time breaking into the realm of sales (ie field of hyenas in Lion King), yet gain and sustain the best relationships (i like to think of Jesus, here).  i laugh as i write it....thinking as humans we will never be complete in our jobs, life, etc, but oh, how thankful i am to have a Savior who is complete and exhibits to me what  "not lacking in anything" as referenced in James (1:4) looks like. it takes faith, perseverance, and being open to trials.  thank you Lord for showing me the ultimate faith, perseverance and being willing to undertake the ultimate trial, death.

so, this leads me into thankfulness.  i thank the Lord for my current situations (instability, missing answers, missing questions, uncertainties, etc) and He reminds me of the grace He gives and the complete control He has of my situation.  what have you given praises for?  what is the Lord revealing in you in this season of your life?  how is this tearing you down and humbling you?  have you witnessed the hope that is there with sacrifice?  if not, what are you waiting for?

i am always reminded of life when i visit my residents ( i know you're thinking, but they're 80+ years old!). true, but as i visited two of my favorites tonight...helping them pick out their pajamas and turn on the rangers game, i thought to myself how life looks so different for us...yet we all have the chance to live it.  i am so amazed at how different the times were in the 30s and 40s compared to now....yet people remain people.  all i can think of is what my life represents, and most importantly why would i even consider living it on my own or for my own good....

i'm going to think on that for awhile.

have a blessed night, friends. :)

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