Wednesday, August 11, 2010

PERSEVERANCE

(imperfections may be seen by clicking on photo)

" My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  Therfore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:9

"MY" project that I have been working on has reminded me of my imperfection and my weakness.  Noticed I put "my" in quotations.  I am reminded that I need help in everthing!  Sometimes things "curtains" don't turn out what you expect, but don't surrender to discouragement or despair (that's anxiety for me), no matter what.  You know He (the One who loves me) wants to be involved in all aspects of my life.  Discouragement, despair, anxiety, or whatever is a teachable moment to HIM. 

Ok, now for the trivial stuff:  I have needed to provide the right kind of sleeping conditions for the front bedroom for over 4 years.  Fabric, style, and a few other things have kept me bogged.  So, after the oldest duck-hunting son moved out :(   now I decide to do something.  I stitched these up yesterday, I still lack hemming and adding the detachable valance (with fringe). BUT, I realize they are lacking and need some analyzing.  I wanted something that could be easily pulled only for sleeping.  One panel per window, I thought would do?  I was really at wits end after the "sweetheart" mounted the rods last night and the curtains were hung.  This morning I started fretting, even unloaded via e-mail to my friend.  I know she could read the frustration in the abc's!  

All these words that were written this morning are just my thoughts and cares; they seem so trivial when God sheds His perspective on them.  So, thankful for His power that rests on me and lets me see the answers and lesson in the teachable moment.

I pray you look for HIM in everything!
Karen

Open to suggestions.....

~Check back for the finished product~

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3 comments:

scarborough2 said...

Sewing again? Looking good!

DenaDyer said...

I love the creative way you reminded me that we're not finished yet. And that I shouldn't give up when I mess up. PTL for grace!

Welcome to HCB. I hope you'll find it as warm and inspiring as I have.

Amy Sullivan said...

Bounced over from HCB. Your pictures made me smile as I just experienced something similar when I put five holes in the wall trying to hang one picture. You are right, he is in everything.