Long, long time ago…actually less than 6 months ago I began this blog. My purpose and intent was to share with others what the Lord Jesus was teaching me as I read and studied the Word.
I was excited and overjoyed to have an outlet. You see I am an elderly, disabled, divorced and home bound mom of 7 grown kids and granny to 15 (plus a new one due in June). I have a definite Type A personality! The term type A personality describes a person who has an aggressive, ambitious, and competitive character– that’s a “nice” definition, however others would say “having a temperament marked by excessive competitiveness and ambition, an obsession with accomplishing tasks quickly, little time for self-reflection, and a strong need to control situations.” I think a stubborn know-it-all who likes to debate/argue and is always right could be thrown into this mix and fit very well. Now this is NOT for all people with Type A personalities, I am strictly speaking here about myself.
Six of my 7 children live within a 100 radius of me, but none live in the little community where I live. I have a small 1 bedroom apartment in an 8 unit building…most days there are only 2 people in the entire building. Myself and a sweet 91-year-old lady. I don’t drive anymore and don’t have a car. My only mode of transportation are these legs and they don’t work that well. So… how does a Type A personality live alone, having very little contact with other human beings (except the numerous daily phone calls from 3 of my 4 daughters) survive?
WONDERFULLY WELL! You see, I KNOW Almighty God never makes mistakes…and this is right where I belong. God has given me TIME, my most treasured possession. Time to spend with Him and I can say honestly “I would have it no other way”. Why? This gracious gift of time affords me an opportunity many do not have in this hectic, microwave world we live in. “Alone Time” with my God. What has “alone” time given, well I think 2 Corinthians 5:17-2o is right on the mark.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
Finally, I must admit to retrieving some of those “nasty/fleshy” characteristics when I started reading others blogs. I felt I needed more theology, so I started reading commentaries, lexicons, etc— then my writing came to an abrupt halt. I couldn’t write anything that was me, I was trying to write an A+ paper. Well, these past few days after struggling with the “why” issue, our Awesome God through His Word and the indwelling Holy Spirit showed me what was happening. I praise Him every time He sets me straight. So…
I’m going to leave the theological A+ written blog posts to those God has appointed to do so and I am going to “just be the new me growing“. In verse 17 from 2 Corinthians 5 it tells us “old things are passed away (dead)” , however sometimes we dredge the dead goop up and then He reminds us who He wants us to be! As the rest of verse 17 says “all things are become new”.. or all things are becoming new. As I learn, I will share. I just need to be the new me!
Blessings to all