Thursday, January 10, 2013

Game Changing Habit

One thing, habit, if you will, that I think is a game changer for me is simply this,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Taken from Job 1:21
And said, naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there: the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
First of all, anything I have, came from Him. I brought nothing into this equation, it was all Him.
Secondly, He can choose to give and He can choose to take away.  No matter what it is, it is not mine to decide or make happen, but His.  I simply submit to Him and humble myself to His plans and purposes.
The phrase I hear echo over and over in my head, day in and day out, is,
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
As I purpose to make the habit to humble myself and thank Him in all things, ‘Blessed be the name of the Lord’, I believe deep changes are happening on the inside.  I am seeing it already. The peace, the rest, the joy, is all tied to this one thing, giving thanks in ALL things.
You have sweet potato hashbrowns every.single.morning, today, they are moldy . . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
You hear the bickering, wait, it sounds familiar.  Ah, yes, they sound just like you! . . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
You have been waiting for help with a project that needs to get done and you can’t finish it yourself.  You just find out it will be another week before it gets done. . .  Blessed be the name of the Lord.
How is it after several ‘pick-ups’ throughout the day, that after everyone goes to bed the house still looks like a disaster? . . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
You sell lots of product, you sell no product. . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Your purchase on Amazon doesn’t go through, again, ‘card denied’.  Eight months without a paycheck continues to cause struggles. . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Three days straight of a painful migraine and debilitating nausea. . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
A strained relationship, wounds from a ‘friend’, again. . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Being completely and utterly misunderstood, your heart judged by someone anonymous.  How do they not see my heart? . . . Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Should I go on?  You see my point, right?  Obviously these are ‘easy’ compared to some of life’s deep aches, but the principle is the same.  For me, by saying, “Blessed be the name of the Lord”, I am thanking Him, submitting to Him and allowing Him to work in the situation.
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2 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Jenn said...

Yep, something I needed to read this week! ;) Thanks!