It’s that time..... AGAIN! Yes, in this ever changing economy, my constant quest for "The Job" goes on. Despite the never changing goal, I find that it keeps slipping away and the path to get there keeps winding! I remind myself that God has great things in store for me and for those whom I might one day influence. For that reason, it is worth the battle. Not to mention, I believe any and all education is invaluable. Therefore, I will begin another semester of school in the next week. I love to learn new things but I really dislike the deadlines and pressure of school. I know, I know; who doesn't? I had thought that my days as a student would be far behind me by now but life got in the way and apparently, there were other plans for me. Either that or there’s the more likely possibility that I took a wrong turn along the way. No matter the reason, I must face the music and get back to the grind. School is necessary to get me to my goal and I can only hope and pray that I am on the right path now. Some may have seen the many obstacles as signs to make a change in my destination. Maybe they are right. You've heard the saying that God doesn't close a door without opening a window. I have waiting on a window to open for a long time. Long enough that I believe it's time to get back to the books. I know that God is omniscient but I keep hoping that He will share some insight with me as to His final plans for me! Wouldn't that make life easier? For now, pray for me that I am going in the right direction. Have you considered or have you implemented major life changes in order to pursue a passion or to follow what you believe is God's path for you?
Monday, January 13, 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013
Anyone who knows me well also knows that I often (or maybe always) over analyze things and make them into much more than they were ever meant to be. My husband would absolutely attest to this! I wonder if anyone else has the same random and sometimes profound thoughts that I do or are most people more apt to accept face value and move on? Let’s move on to my over analytic thoughts and where they led me.
I noticed while getting ready for work that my deodorant has a label that says “48 Hours Guaranteed Protection”. I first laughed, thinking “Wow! I hope to not be the one to prove that’s true!” Then I thought that in order to put that statement there so boldly, surely the company did some kind of testing to ensure that it was true. Maybe they didn’t but if they did, that led me even further down this road. If it had been tested and was true, that led me to think “Who goes 48 hours between showers and deodorant application on a regular basis so that they would need to buy this deodorant for that purpose?” As far as I know, no one in my circle of people would qualify for this testing. So is this normal in other parts of the world or maybe even closer to me and I am unaware? Of course it is! I’m sure there are many places in the world where a daily shower or perhaps even a weekly shower is considered a luxury. And then, to add deodorant is probably not even heard of in some remote corners. Why am I writing about deodorant and my random thoughts you may ask? I write about it because its little things like that which makes my mind wander to how other people live. I see details like this and realize that I am only one of many in this great big world and there are so many norms that are not the same to those with whom I share this world. People live such different lives and yet we all tend to think we are the standard. Amazing how a little statement on a deodorant stick can lead me to see just how small my own little world is! Does your mind take you down winding paths like mine does?