Is there such thing as a godly attitude? I don’t mean having the attitude of Christ. I mean having an attitude toward someone that’s not very kind but filled with the truth.
Well, if there is such a thing, I had a godly attitude today.
Someone REALLY irritated me.
A co-worker (I guess a former co-worker now) overheard a conversation I had about it being my last day.
“Is today your last day?” he asked.
“What will you be doing?”
“Nothing until August. I’ll be working part time at an MDO program so that I can be at home with Lily more during the week.”
To which he laughs and gives a snide remark, “Be careful what you ask for. That’s all I’m saying.”
I wanted to reply, “Do you really think after staying at home/working part time I’m going to wish I never left this place? You’ve lost your mind!”
What I actually said was (and this is where the attitude filled with truth kicked in), “As a matter of fact, I intentionally asked for this. I’ve been asking God for a better opportunity for six months. And He is good to me and He has granted me what I asked of Him. I want to be at home with my daughter. I want to spend more time with her. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
And that did it. No more words and no more eye contact. I didn’t really choose to say that, it’s just what came out of my mouth. When he warned me to be careful what I’m asking for, I wanted it to be clear WHO I was asking to change things. And WHO was giving me what I asked for. Because it is HE alone that deserves the praise. And HE alone that knows what is best for me. And if I asked for something, and HE is granting it to me…well, then, it must be what I need.
And I can GUARANTEE there will not be a day that I look back and wish I had asked differently!
This caused me to reflect on past prayers that God has answered. Things that I have asked for in my life that He has said yes to.
As a child of God, I can rest assured that I never have to “be careful what I ask for”. Because I know that if I am given what I ask for, it is because it was already God’s plan and it is what He sees best for my life. And all the other prayers that were declined…I can look back and see exactly why He told me no or wait.
See all the blessings I would have missed out on due to being careful of what I ask?
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen
CAN I GET AN AMEN?!