I have ben reading just for fun lately. I have also picked up a some books that I have had sitting around waiting for me to have time to read. I have also been doing a lot of introspection and trying to decide where to go from this point in my life. Funny thing is- all of these books I have been reading have been about that very thing. Helping you find out who you are, where you want to go, and how to get there.
Yesterday I was reading a book by Virginia H. Pearce, "Through His Eyes". The subtitle is Rethinking What You Believe about Yourself I thought it would be a good counseling book to read. I also thought it might help me get a bit unstuck in this one area of my life. I got to the third chapter and she asks the reader to make a list of beliefs.
Now, I was having a yard sale yesterday, so I sat outside and was reading the book during the slow times. When I got to the part about making a list, I pulled out my notebook and picked up my pen. And felt the tears start. And put the paper and book away because I just couldn't be crying and waiting on customers at the same time. And it really was not the time and place to be dealing with my issues.
Later I picked up a different book because even though I didn't make the list, it was still forming in my mind. Guess what this book started bringing up? Things that would be on the list.
Next book- same thing.
Since those three books were written form an gospel perspective, I thought I would read a counseling book as I waited for Jake to come home from work. I put it down after about two pages.
You know how I believe that when the student is ready the teacher will come? I think I am ready to learn something about myself- who I am, who I want to be and how the Lord wants me to be that and do that.
Today in church we sang a song that we rarely sing but is one of my favorite songs. It also deals with being guided by the Lord.
Tomorrow morning I am making my list.