Has anyone ever told you not to pray for patience? The old adage is that if you pray for patience, you'll experience trying situations that require patience. I recently volunteered to lead a women's Bible study on Lysa TerKeurst's new book Unglued. You can imagine what my week has been like - yep, unglued!
The Bible study started Wednesday and that morning I received a call from my boss' boss to talk. The company had been terminating most of the copy editors at my company and offering them freelance positions instead. I was working on a pretty unique and difficult journal, so I had hoped that my position was safe, at least for the time being. I had made it through a few waves of the terminations. But, Wednesday I received the dreaded call - my position was no longer available, but I could work as a freelancer. Really, God? The day I start leading a study on managing my emotions - really? Should I mention that this is the first time I've lead an an adult women's study? I'm much more comfortable working with teens!
I made it through the study and the second week I was able to share some of what was going on in our life. Of course the second Wednesday, my kids were incredibly wound up, my son received his first note home from school, and my emotions were on edge all around. After we were settled at church and I started looking for the video for the evening I realized that it was sitting next to our TV at home. Instead of panicking, I laughed with my ladies and shared that I was experiencing my own "unglued" moment. Thankfully they were all very understanding and it's not hard for a group of 15 women to share and talk for an hour and 15 minutes.
I'm only two weeks into the study, but I highly recommend the book and video series - both of which are very reasonably priced. There is also a great opportunity to study the book with the Melissa Taylor and thousands of women through an online study starting September 23rd. Check out the information here.
I'd love to hear your own unglued moments below!