Friday, November 9, 2007

Priorities

I have noticed that over the past few weeks my priorities have changed drastically. The things that once were on the very top of my list have fallen to the very bottom or are no longer on the list at all. I am not saying that life is just peachy by any means, but I know that things have changed. Some of the things that really stand out are: 1) my taste in music, it has gone from one end of the spectrum to the other. (Rob Zombie to Casting Crowns) 2) I lived to play holdem poker in tournaments and now I couldn't care less about playing, I have tried and now I am bored to death, it is kinda weird. 3)I have been reading lots of blogs and I have found some very inspirational sites that have scripture and lots of things to think about, I didn't even know what a blog was a month ago. I know that God is working on my life and placing people in the exact spots that they need to be to guide me in the right direction. Some of those people have been here for years and some are new. I can see the awesome miracles of God if I will just open my eyes. One of those happened today. It feels like a battle between good and evil sometimes, and I just have to make the right choices. I have to learn to turn to prayer first and not last and know without a doubt that God is here to protect me if I will let him. I have a lot to learn, but the desire is there and even with baby steps I will get there. A friend told me to make a list of 10 things that I am grateful for tonight, so here goes...
1)My growing relationship with God
2)My family
3)My friends
4)My career
5)My health
6)My home
7)The fall leaves crunching as I walk in the yard
8)The stars and a beautiful night
9)Lots of music to listen to that is worth listening to
10)The past 5 years and not having to start over

5 comments:

Neva said...

And I am grateful for new sisters in Christ and the thrill of watching them grow in Him, anticipating spending eternity together.
love ya
Neva

Lisa said...

Hi Stacie! I am stopping by from Neva's blog, and I have really enjoyed your posts so far. You really lay your heart out there (in a good way :) and I appreciate your sincerity and genuine-ness. You are expressing concerns & worries that sooo many of us face (though some of us are not courageous enough to admit it out loud).

To be perfectly honest, I am a tad bit jealous that you have had such a transformation, that for you the difference is like night & day, completely opposite priorities, a completely new life! My own conversion was S-L-O-W, over a long period of time, and .... well, not the least bit exciting. But, seeing this new world of yours through your eyes is so refreshing and very exciting! Please keep sharing!

Stacie said...

Lisa,
Thanks for your comment.
I don't really understand all the things that are changing, and I don't have to, but it is pretty cool, I catch my family just looking at me sometimes just shaking their heads. Another example I was going to put in the post and didn't was: Profanity has been common place in our house from everyone including the 4 year old, well now I just can't stand it, it literaly makes me flinch. I remain calm and just tell them "please don't say that" and it has gotten a lot better around here. I was worse than anyone in the house. There are occ. slips, and when there are it is usually followed by "Sorry" I think that things were so far from OK that even the little things seem huge right now.

Paula Harrington said...

Hey Stacie,

I'm so glad to visit your site. You're an inspiration to me. Keep pressing on and know that you have a Christian family worldwide that loves you and is here for you.

Keep writing, I deeply appreciate your outlook on your new life! :)

Your sister in Christ,
Paula

donna said...

Hi Stacie
thank you for stopping by my blog....I am celebrating with you and am praying daily.

donna