Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Let Us With A Gladsome Mind"1 (Lyrics)
So a person decides to be an entomologist and study creepy things. Or a doctor chooses to treat people's bottoms for a lifetime. A farmer hauls away waste product from his animals all the time and a stay-at-home mom wipes noses and bottoms. Why do people do these things?
They do them because as bad as every job seems, it also offers rewards. The doctor helps save lives. The farmer gets an income. Mom's kids soon start to care for themselves and become productive citizens. (I'm still working on the bug guy!)
A mom can spend her day moaning about dirty diapers or start a child on the way to self-living. If a farmer refuses to clean up after his cows, pigs, or chickens, they get sick, and he has no livelihood.
Right now, people introduce me as "Brenda — she just lost her husband" or "She is a recent widow." While that is true, I am also a Christ-follower, a writer, a speaker, a mom, an amma, and tons more. There are still positives in my life. I choose to concentrate on more than just my current life circumstances. Yes, I am a widow, but I choose to be a widow: Winning In Deed Over Woe.
"When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things: define the moment, or let the moment define you." (From the movie, Tin Cup)
One moment of our life does not define who we are. What we do with that moment does. After all, God is in that moment with us.
Psalm 57:2 – I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]! (AMP)
Prayer: Lord, help us to see past our noses to Your grace. For Christ's sake, we pray. Amen.