Wednesday, June 19, 2019


😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Changing careers and learning something new is always a challenge, especially when you go from being on top of your game to feeling lost and awkward like a high school freshman.  According to my husband, this is really stressing me out and making me grumpy. To be honest, it makes me want to come home every night and have a drink. It may or may not be your job, but I’m sure there has been something that you’ve experienced that caused your attitude to shift, the smile to leave your face, your posture to slump, and a change in the words you speak. I don’t want to be like that anymore and I miss my happy self.  I miss being a smile to brighten someone else’s day. I especially dislike that whoa is me, pity party feeling. This past weekend God and I were talking and He reminded me that I’m in control of my attitude.  If it’s lack of knowledge that’s holding me back from serving others to the level of timely service I desire to provide, then make a plan. If I applied myself to learn only one new thing each workday, that would be like 250 knowledge nuggets that I would acquire in a year. I’m sure some days there will be more nuggets and there might be days without any, but it comes down to my attitude, choice to pursue, and commitment to wanting to serve others well and not just chasing a paycheck. So, in talking with the Lord, this is the commitment I made and will take one day at a time:

“Today I will seek wisdom and knowledge so that I may confidently serve those You have placed before me.”

For now, I have it printed on a piece of paper and taped to it the wall behind my computer screen where it’s always in view. Maybe eventually I’ll turn those words into something more permanent. Acknowledge whatever it is that draws the smile from your face and the happy from your day and speak with the Lord about it. Allow Him to help you make a plan, then proactively pursue it with Him. Bless others and be blessed.  

#ChrisMcClarney – I’m Listening

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