Friday, February 25, 2011

You Get a Second Chance

The day is drawing near--the hair cutting day for WLBT's Great Lengths, that is. This coming Monday, February 28, over 1,000 people and I will gather to have their hair cut to be made into wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer. You can watch the event throughout the day on WLBT. I look forward to having my own locks chopped during the 6pm news!

Lilly Faith has had her moments lately. I think she may be entering the "terrible twos" a bit late since she's getting close to turning three. I've become so predictable now in that she knows the consequences in not listening. She's beginning to understand if she doesn't listen to what I'm telling her to do, she will miss out on a possible opportunity and perhaps a form of discipline will follow.

Forty years after the children of Israel had turned away from the land God had given to them, He brought them back to the very same place. There are times in our life when we may refuse to do what the Lord has asked us to do. We may have missed it initially due to our own ignorance or perhaps we were disobedient. We may be focused on our own desires and wants, but He guides us to turn us in another direction. Just as He did with Israel, God will sometimes bring you back to the point at which you disobeyed Him, only to give you a second chance.

The closer you are to God, or the more intimate you are with Him, the greater your discernment of His will is. Isn't is amazing how a little adversity can get us more focused on searching God's will for our lives?

Psalm 32:8 says, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you."

If you don't learn the lesson you need to the first time, God will do what He did with Israel---He will bring you back to the same point at another time to see if you are willing to listen. All you need to do is to obey Him and go forward, without hesitation and by faith.

(Barbie will be the guest speaker at Oakdale Baptist Church's ladies luncheon Sunday, February 27.
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1 comment:

Bo Lumpkin said...

Glad to find your blog. Good stuff. Seems like we have similar goals. Promoting God's Kingdom with our unique gifts. Mine is humor.