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Carletta's Calling

  • carwoerner7

Life is filled with situations that are frustrating and irritating. Some are mild annoyances and others are not. When I googled the topic, the list went on and on with numerous frustrations that people endure, and some of them are pretty ridiculous.There are vexing people, circumstances, sounds, habits and sayings that could cause a person to scream. .

I am trying to work on cultivating my ability to be more tolerant, so I don't allow minor incidents to throw me off my peaceful path for the day. Now when I experience these trivial inconveniences, I shrug my shoulders, smile, and say, "Oh well!'. Some things that frustrate me are so minor and could be avoided, if only others would think about what they are doing or not doing. If people could be kind and more conciderate and aware of others and their needs, there would be less aggravations to deal with each day.

Philipians 2;3b...4 in humility value others above yourself, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of others.

Luke 6:31 do to others as you would have them do to you.

I've listed some things that I deem irritatinng, they are trivial but bothersome to me just the same.

*One of those that happens often is pictured to the right, minus the "don't panic" note. To find an empty toilet paper roll is bad enough but when there is a full roll on the shelf, "come on people be curtious." How much time does it take to put a new roll on the holder?

Remember, when we had video tapes; the saying was "be kind rewind." My quote for a person that leaves an empty toilet paper roll is "Don't be a troll add a new roll."

*Another pet peeve is when someone leaves just a swig of milk in the milk jug, or an empty mayo jar in the frig.

*I've reached into the pantry to satisfy my sweet tooth with a handful of chocolate covered blueberries from costco, only to find three pebbles left. It was quite disappointing

to say the least.

*Loud, crunching and slurping eaters is another annoyance

*Having someone steal my parking spot after I've waited 10 minutes with my blinker on is needless to say, frustrating.

None of these really amount to a hill of beans, but sometimes, when I share these issues it helps me not take them so seriously. What things push your frustraion buttons?

I wonder at times, if God ever gets irritated or frustrated with me, when I repeatedly promise to do better in a certain area of my life and I fail miserably; or when I stubbornly ignore His still small voice, or refuse to trust and obey Him; or when I don't love Him or others as I should.

God doesn't allow me or any of us to aggravate Him. He always keeps His cool and His peace.

I'm thankful that God has no frustration buttons. Instead He is loving,` patient, kind, gentle, and forgiving. I want to be more like Him.

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  • carwoerner7

"I am of all women most blessed!" My friend Diana used to say that all the time, and I am now claimimg that declaration also, because it is true. I am blessed everyday, in more ways than I can imagine or even know. He never stops blessing me and His blessings are too numerous for me to count. There are so many things God does for me that I will never know about this side of heaven.

I am thankful for my faith, husband, family and friends and all that God gave me and all the experiences He has brought me through.

When I wake up and place my feet on the floor, I thank God that I woke up and that I am able to walk. My thanksgiving continues throughout the day for so many reasons. Being and staying healthy is of utmost importance, for me after having a kidney transplant in 2019. I am so thankful for my donor, Jan and how perfectly my kidney is functioning.

Having all 5 senses operating properly is a wondorous gift that many people take for granted. God is so good to us but some people fail to acknowledge their blessing and don't praise Him for them!

I wonder how many times God kept me from an accident or an injury, or how many times He had me in the right place at the right time and for the right reason. There have been many trials in my life but God has been with me through them all.

In times of affliction, when life's struggles seem to hard to bear and life seems dark, empty and hopeless, that is the best time through your tears and heart ache, to remember and count the many blessings that God has given you. He is the only one who can transform our tragedies into blessings in His time.

I love the old hymn that says, Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessing see what God has done. Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings see what God has done. No one but God can keep a count of all the blessings He has given each of us in our lifetime.

Another song I love that is by Seph Schlueter - Counting my blessings

It's worth a listen!

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  • carwoerner7

Updated: May 25

It is pretty amazing to think that we have the power to create the day and life we desire. We can chose the atmosphere of our surroundings and maintain, said atmosphere, in our spirit, mind, emotion and body, when we take control of our attitude.

We cannot manage others or situations that invade our lives but we can choose how we will respond.

I read this quote today, Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you.

I was wondering, what if all fear, worry and anxiety was completely obliterated from our vocabulary and life itself.

What a beautiful mind we could prossess!

If fear, worry and anxiety didn’t occupy so much of our time and mental capacity, just think of how many brain cells we could utilize on positive and worthy thoughts and causes. There would be more time to help others, praise God for His goodness and memorize scripture to mention a few things.

Joyce Meyer says, FEAR is false evidence appearing real.

So why do so many of us entertain thoughts of fear almost daily?

Why do so many people become overwhelmed with anxiety and worry to the point of being powerless? I know that this is a ploy of the enemy to imprison God’s children, and that in our times of weakness, sickness, business and preoccupation; we are not fully equipped or energized to defeat our foes. Our eyes and hearts are not focused, as they should be on the Lord and the things of God, so we become helpless prey.

I cried out to God for His mercy and helped me in times of trouble. Ps. 121:1

I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. Ps. 34:4

Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know. Jer. 33:3

What if, every time we have fear over our finances or any other problem, instead of giving into the enemy; we hear God’s voice gently saying, "Carletta, What do you believe? Do you trust Me? Do you not remember that I have carried you through worse times than these? Why do you not think I will bring you through this time? My love will keep you and sustain you through every trial and hardship. I am always with you and will not forsake you. Trust in Me and My love."

"With Me you can make today ridiculously amazing!!! Go for it!!!"

Love Jesus.

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