Thursday, October 30, 2008


God had a message for me yesterday at the hairdressers. My hairdresser asked me how my kids were doing and I started telling her how S had moved back home. She began telling me about a client she has who discovered that her son had issues because he walked too early.
And I sat there.
Then she told me about a client whose 30 year old son had moved back home, rent free and was traveling and enjoying himself thinking that his mom was okay with it while the mom, also her client, had told her that she was going to have to ask him to pay rent.
And I sat there.
And finally she told me about a client she has that is a fortune teller. She was quite serious as she said "You should see him. Maybe he can help you out."
And still, I sat there.
In the car on the way home I felt so disappointed in myself that I didn't speak up and say "I have confidence that the Lord is working in my son." I wondered what I had said to her that made her think I was soliciting advice and then the Lord showed me that the whole of what I said about my situation with my son implied that I had no confidence in Him whatsoever. I sounded like all the other clients she has: I have a problem and I don't know what to do-even though that isn't what I said. It's how I said what I did say and of course, what I didn't say.
Do everything without grumbling and complaining. It's an instruction that I haven't followed. When people see me they don't see my faith at all because I'm too busy grumbling and complaining along with the rest of world.
How will others see the Lord in my life if my presentation of what is going on in it is the same as those who don't know Him?


Susan said...


So I had to stop and look inward, at myself (shudder).


Hugs, friend.

PJ said...

I love the way God holds up a mirror to our souls every now and then. Often when it happens to me, the mirror holder is very young--like one of my students!

Thanks for the reminder. I'm still working on being more vocal about my confidence in God.

Susan said...

And I have confidence that God is working in your son. And you. And me. I loved your post on mothers. I've had mom/child issues this week and I just decided that I'm mad as heck and I'm not going to take it anymore! Our children are constantly being tugged on by the darkness and at times it is so tiny and so insidious that I don't even recognize it/think it's not a big deal. It IS a big deal. No matter how tiny.