We all need reminders.
I just wish I didn't require a spiritual head smack to get one.
I've been frustrated with some circumstances, mostly at work. My job has changed over time, and I don't always feel like I'm making a difference or using my training or talents. I went to school for medicine - I seem to work in crisis management (and not the medical kind).
Add in some co-workers who make life difficult at times, and I have been longing to do something else lately. Life could be worse. I'm still employed, the job is not difficult, and I am liked by my management. Still, I get agitating at times, and I was focusing more on my circumstances that I didn't like over anything else.
That's when God spoke.
It went something like this: "Knock it off!"
I was reminded to focus on the One in control of the circumstances, over the circumstances themselves. He is in control - as always. I have seen His faithfulness too much to worry. I don't remember this all the time, and I'm glad He doesn't lose patience with me.
So if you hear me whining again, give me a kick in the shins please. God is too good for me to do that. I felt much better yesterday looking to Him instead of where I am. That's how I'd prefer things.
What about you? Have you ever had one of those holy "thwacks"?