I have some exciting news…but you’ll have to wait.
Why am I too exhausted you ask? Because I ran for 25 minutes in the heat while pushing a stroller up and down a few minor hills. No biggie you say? Remember that I DON’T run!
Would you be disappointed if I told you that the above information is my exciting news? I would be too. Here’s the actual exciting news. Brent “careered” on July 19th!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s unofficial. He will be a career agent on August 1, but the cut off for policy numbers was July 19th.
If you remember this post, I have been praying every day since then that Brent would meet his requirements to career by July 19th. Tuesday of last week, he was 12 policies short. Tuesday of this week, he had written 12 more policies, plus he discovered a policy he wrote a while ago that, for whatever reason, hadn’t been added to his count.
As I mentioned earlier, I was in Atlanta the first part of this week to visit Allison, my BFF from my good ol’ days at Auburn. She is in a girl’s Bible study and it was scheduled to be at her house one of the nights I was there. I truly enjoyed it. It was such a blessing to be in the company Allison’s friends, even if it was only for a few hours. They were doing a study on James and that night happened to be the end of the study, so we were looking at chapter 5. The whole night I was comforted to know that Brent and I are smack dab exactly where God wants us. Here’s evidence:
James 5:1-6 is a “Warning to the Rich”…not that my teacher’s salary was making us rich, but having an abundance of money decreases our need to depend on God.
James 5: 7-12 is “Patience in Suffering”…I wouldn’t say that we are suffering, but we are learning to be very patient and wait for the Lord’s perfect timing. He’s never late and never delays. He is always on time. We have to trust in His timing.
So here’s where the ugly cry comes in. If there is anything I strongly dislike about myself, it’s my emotional ugly cry. Anytime I have to speak in front of people about something that has touched my heart, I am just absolutely overcome with emotion and get this awful look on my face and cry uncontrollably. Ugh, I hate it. That is why I really do not like speaking in front of people. Surprisingly, I made it through my students’ awards day without this happening, but I have no idea how!
It was time for prayer requests and I couldn’t think of one. All I could think about was how overjoyed I was by the Lord and his favor. I debated not saying anything because I knew I would cry and I had only known these girls for 2 hours. But God wouldn’t have it. He wanted me to brag on Him because He had done great things in my life and He deserves my praise, even if it’s covered in tears and you can’t understand what I am saying. I didn’t know those girls, but they know my Father, so that makes us sisters, right? So I gave them a quick run down of all that was going on and how the Lord has blessed us beyond measure…sobs and all. Then I apologized for crying and for how they would always remember me as the girl that cries uncontrollably. Apparently they cry a lot in Bible study, it just happened to be my turn that night 🙂
Was it a coincidence that I was in Atlanta that night for a Bible study on James 5? I think not. It was a divine appointment for some encouragement from a bunch of my sisters that I hardly know 🙂