Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shoes or wisdom...its a hard choice?

Hello! Happy Spring to all of you my friends and family. Its a beautiful day here in my neck of the woods!

The older I get the more I learn about myself. Like how when I am emotional or when the hormones are bouncing off the chart I tend to want to cope somehow...and to be honest I really think the Engineer likes for me to find a way to cope...or else he has to cope...if you know what I mean.

Now I have tried my hardest to steer myself away from emotional 9x13 brownie pan eating.

You see I find myself needing to cope with 'feelings'. Feelings that I know should not dictate my words, or actions...but because I am one 5'4" all girlie girl...sometimes they do my friends...they just do...and I am NOT proud of it.

So what else can I find to help cope with the 'feelings'.

Oh I would love it to be shoes. Shoes. But that also takes a toll...a pricey little toll!

So is there another way?

Maybe a God way of coping?

In the past week or so there is this little verse that just keeps popping up...

For the LORD gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6

The verse above has showed up in the Bible study class...its been on the Upwards Soccer poster for the boys...its been in the Me, Myself and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild book that I am reading.

And today I think I am making a connection...or at least maybe a connection is starting to be made.

God has a way for me to cope. To deal with all things.

His way...is seeking Him. Asking for His wisdom.

Oh...maybe that why as I type this my feet are bare...

For I might just be standing in His presence and He might just be about to dump some serious wisdom all over this girlie.


Irritable Mother said...

Oh, Nichole. I can't tell you how many times I have - quite literally - fallen to my knees, desperate for His wisdom.
Very often I run to my room and kneel at the end of my bed, tears flowing freely, begging Him for grace and the wisdom to know what to do next.
And the best brownies or the cutest shoes cannot even begin to compare with the peace my Father gives me in those moments.
Love you. And I pray He will fill you today - with the grace and wisdom you need for today.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I love how God teaches us through His word. With me it often takes a proverbial hit over the head of those words -- over and over and over.

I'm stepping out of my shoes and asking for His wisdom.

Thank you, Nichole!

Joyful said...

Oh Nichole how I love your heart...and your bare feet :)

When you seek Him with all your heart, He promises to be found and "His divine power has given [you] everything [you] need for life and godliness through [your] knowledge of him who called [you] by his own glory and goodness." 2 Peter 1:3

Praying for you with love and hugs,

Donnetta said...

I've recently been in Proverbs and found repeated reminders that I am to search for wisdom, for it is greater than buried treasure. Thank you for this encouragement!

I'm also excited to hear you are part of the Upward soccer program. Our church also runs this league. Practices begin next week and I will be coaching for my 6th year.

Eagerly awaiting the chance to share God's Word with those kiddos... and oh yeah, play a bit of soccer too. :-)

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I guess I just don't relate to this. I dealt with anxiety attacks but I've never dealt with the emotional roller coaster. I've heard about. I've seen the result of it in people who overeats. My MIL is an emotional eater. She's "LARGE" woman! I never could relate to that.

I choose wisdom though! Praise God!

Lori Prince said...

Sweet Nichole, You've done it again, well I should say, the Jesus in you, is coming through--- to my heart!

"For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding." I'm going to carry this verse around with me today, and by tonight it should be tucked into my little brain where I don't even have to look at the piece of paper. I do need a tad-bit, or rather a LARGE-bit of wisdom at the moment.

Love you, my precious friend! Thanking Jesus for your blog right this very moment! Hugs, Lori