That being said, I was on the way home from my parent's the other night when I was lost in thought; reflecting and pondering over the past year. I've been blessed in so many ways, but my heart still longs for what I don't have. I was also wondering if I've done enough for Him; used the gifts He's given me to glorify Him. I definitely feel like I need to do more; be more creative, write, paint, whatever. I need to do more. I need to put myself out there and allow Him to use me.
During my conversation with myself, I had to stop for a pretty long train. (I don't usually mind trains too much, unless I'm trying to get to somewhere and they just sit on the track or hardly move. That's just annoying. But this one was moving.) Right as I stopped at the crossing, a song by Charlie Hall came on, "One Thing". The real time analogy made me laugh. God usually shows me lessons in ways I can't miss.
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Buddy: I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite
Gimbel's Manager: Make work your favorite. That's your new favorite.
Don't be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, make Jesus your favorite in 2010! (Cheesy, I know! But I think it's a memorable point?)