Monday, May 17, 2010

One layer at a time....

It amazes me how God works. I will never understand Him, nor do I try. I just know that He is always working. It hurts when God is working on is like He is peeling the layers off of an onion. Me, being the onion. One painful strip at a time. Ouch.

Onions must be in season, because I am definitely without a doubt being peeled. Some things are happening that seem way out of my "realm" of comfortableness. At times, I just want to relax and drift through life. Easy breezy, nice and easy. What's wrong with that?? However, God has other plans. He knows I need a lot of work, so He must get a big kick out of my wincing after each peeling. He knows it is for my own good. But, good grief, it's painful!

He opens my eyes to things that sometimes I wish He wouldn't. Why, why?? Because He loves me. He loves me more than I could ever fathom. That's why. He wants what is best for me, and He will keep pursuing me as long as I am breathing on this Earth. It is so funny to me how God works. There are times when I am begging to be used by Him and just barking at the chance to climb a tree for Him. As soon as the opportunity arises, I back down and think..."Hmmmm...not so sure about this. I am pretty comfortable right now." Ha! God must really think I'm a nut case. Can't blame Him.

How about you? What is God doing in your life? Are you feeling out of your "realm" of comfortableness? Or are you just jumping for the chance to be used for His glory? I would love to hear your story. Encouragement and affirmation make my little heart dance!

re-defining my comfort zone,



Sweet Inlow's said...

Being peeled, big time!

Jess said...

Being (painfully) reminded that He is jealous for me. Desiring to have ALL of my mind, heart and soul.
Sweet, humbling, unbelievable even... but still painful at times!


Anonymous said...

I am definitely the winner of the largest needing peeling onion on record. But you,Jill are always asking for peeling, and to me you are out of layers. Why? Because God gives you favor and direction everyday and the reason seek it. He loves you his obedient child, continue to look for his loving proof daily.