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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Were you Doing?

I was reading a blog yesterday posted by someone I follow on Twitter. Yes I am one of those that social network. And I will admit, I love it. It has allowed me to find some friends that I had no clue where life has taken them over the past 20 years. But thanks to Facebook, Myspace and Twitter I am now able to stay in contact with them, my extended family, my church family, my friends and everyone else in the world, literally, 24hours a day if I so choose. It's amazing how I can 'chat' with friends that live in the Philippines and Burma, and I love that it’s free!

But back to the post I read. The writer posed this question, What were you doing 10 years ago?

I know that after 10 years you should have moved on, changed some, grown in wisdom, maybe have a few things paid off but I almost laughed out loud because here was my answer to the question, What were you doing 10 years ago…..

...the same thing I am doing right now.

Yes, some things are paid off, some wisdom has been gained, I have definitely changed, but what I am doing is the same… helping plant and grow a great church.

Some things you just never imagine you would ever be doing… again.

But I sure am loving this ‘redo’ of sorts.

My thoughts of laughter soon turned to thoughts of another question, what will I be doing 10 years from today? I know what I was doing 10 years ago, but have absolutely no idea what I will be doing March 11, 2019.

I know for a fact how old I will be (forty-something if you must know, smiles). Chances are pretty good I will probably be a grandmother (scary, not me being a grandmother, my son, Tyler, being a dad). But what will this 40-something granny be doing?

I have always loved Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

As long as I follow God, every hour, every minute, every second of every day, the journey in 2019 will be just as great as it is today in 2009, just as it was great in 1999, even if I am doing the same thing I am doing right now...again.

So, what were you doing 10 years ago? I'd really love to know.

Happy Wednesday!


Unreasonable Grace said...

Thank God I am NOT doing what I was doing 10 years ago. I was deep in the pit of sin, self-loathing and self-destruction. But God put His Hand into the muck and mire and pulled me out of that pit.

I won't have to say the same thing when asked in 2019. God has an ever-unfolding, magnificent plan for my life. As I turn the pages of His plan, I see that I will be doing more for Him, less for me.

Praise Him for His GRACE!

Anonymous said...

Ten years ago I was happily pastoring some wonderful people in South Florida...Ray and I enjoyed ten years leading this congregation. This was our last church before retiring to Lake City where we are enjoying being with our sons and their wives and our grandchildren. God has been and will continue to be faithful in our lives...2019???
Heaven maybe!!!!!

Barbara said...

10 years ago...struggling with some issues I no longer have to struggle with....and at least one that I still struggle with. When you can look back and see how far you've come, it makes it easier to swallow that you are not where you want to me...in 10 years...maybe?

Thanks for your kind comments today..I am loving this. We need to do lunch sometime

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,

Wanted to say that I am enjoying all of your blogs, you have really been a blessing to me and the family, I pass on your blogs via email...
I look forward to many more years of reading your work.

Tina Glymph