I Want to Fly Like an Eagle-September’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome to our W0W (words of wisdom/weapons of warfare) for September. I cannot believe that this year is just about two-thirds of the way gone. I know it’s true that the older I get the faster time flies. Grab your coffee and come on in. 🙂

Have you ever gotten wind of an impending change that’s going to be taking place in your life and all you wanted to do was just fly away? Or crawl under a rock and hide? Well, just recently, He forewarned us that something was about to happen that would definitely be changing our lives, meaning my husband’s and mine, but honestly, more mine than anyone else’s! Let me tell you about it.

So for several months George and I have been praying for his son/my stepson and without going into his dirty laundry, we knew that certain things we were praying about required not just prayer, but prayer and fasting. Well, I never imagined that He would use the likes of me as part of His answer to our earnest prayers. 🙂 🙁 🙂 Talk about mixed emotions!

About six weeks ago, George’s son got in a minor accident on the freeway, He was fine but his truck looked like it lost the fight, yet it was/is still drivable. 🙂 George went to him after the accident to show his love, support and concern and actually wound up praying the sinner’s prayer with him and his cousin. 🙂 George was so excited.

That seed seemed to have  fallen on hollow ground when the following week, he made a pretty big mistake at work which cost the company thousands of dollars to make right. Intuitively I knew that he was struggling with a couple of bad habits that were really starting to catch up with him but were now affecting others in his life, not just him.

George planted another seed and invited him to come back home until he could get on his feet, and not just financially. Now, I’m going to be completely honest and tell you that I was not very excited AT ALL about the possibility or the probability of my 26-year-old stepson coming to live with us, for a myriad of reasons, none of which I care to even admit, but maybe in future blogs I’ll become stronger and admit my weaknesses. For now, I have to get over myself and deal with this! 🙂 I can’t fly away; I must soar above!

Our prayers became more fervent as we recognized that things were heating up in his life. We prayed for a breakthrough as well as protection. We asked our Father to do whatever had to be done to get his attention and even though we couldn’t see His work, we later learned that He was definitely pulling out all the stops to save this young man not only from hell, but from himself and his own lack of motivation to live life to the fullest in and through His Heavenly Father’s ways.

To give you a little more history while being sensitive to his privacy, my stepson is now a daddy himself. His son is almost 18 months old, has never bonded with his mommy, and though his mommy and daddy were never married, they are no longer together. Considering all the circumstances, that is truly a praise report, at least at this time in his life. 🙂 Unfortunately, the baby is not with either one of them, but with George’s daughter and her mom up North and he has been there for most of his little life.

Now, let’s fast forward to a couple of weeks ago: It was Sunday afternoon, and I was in our office on the computer and I thought I heard George talking with someone, but then the voices stopped. I continued on with what I was reading and then I heard the voices again. Finally I recognized my step-son’s voice so I got up and casually walked into the living room so I could greet him in my usual way, which was to give him a hug and say ‘hi.’

Before I could make it all the way over to him, I saw the stream of tears going down his face and to say I moved out of myself and into compassion is an understatement. I’ve always had a pretty close connection with my stepson and I’ve loved him as though he were my son. I went to him immediately and bent down to embrace him, uncertain if he would let me.

What happened next nearly knocked me on my butt, but I didn’t dare let it lest I would have missed this opportunity.

Please, come back tomorrow so I can finish what I know about this impending change!

Flying by faith,

Evinda

 

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5 Responses to “I Want to Fly Like an Eagle-September’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Because of who our Abba Father is, and He is so far above and beyond our understanding, that when things jump into our lives when a monkey wrench is thrown into the semi-smooth sailing we think we are in at the moment He has given us the oil for the water. Now today the Lord was impressing on me the very words in his Word that says, “In this world you will have trials and tribulations, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” Now what exactly is he saying? First he tells us the earth realm is full of bumps and stumps, but I see the clincher being his words, “Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” So if we are in the world, but junk hops on us we are to not be concerned at all since he says he has taken care of all the bumps, stumps, and thumps 2000 years ago. And all things work together for our good. Yep, that’s my take on when little rocks get in our shoe. Give your shoes to Jesus and he will dump them far away and give you back a nice soft pair better then the old ones. I do love 3″ heels, Jesus, I know you are listening.

  2. admin says:

    Nanny…
    Good word; in fact, awesome! Xoxoxoxo Love u to HIS FEET;)

  3. Jan Bachelor says:

    Thank you, my child and Jesus knows my shoe size too! Ha

  4. Darin Rychlicki says:

    I really enjoy your post. Keep writing.

  5. admin says:

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Blessings,
    Evinda