Josh Brage


Just Another Tuesday
February 15, 2006, 7:28 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

No one has ever called me a romantic. Probably no one ever will. I am not anti-romantic or anything, I just don’t think that really high-up on the descriptors that you would use. I don’t think that I will ever be a romantic person. I am sweet and I have my moments of truly caring and demonstrating that care. However, I have decided one thing in my life. I might end up romantic at times, but one thing I will NOT become and that is a bitter romantic.
That is thing about romantics. They are sensitive. That works very much to their advantage at times and then at other times is the very thing that will drive them to the brink of hopelessness. This is not me. The bitter romantic is the person who shows up and all that he has to talk about is that one person/situation/thing. The bitter romantic is the one who takes something nice that someone else experienced and makes that happy person feel guilty for being happy. You know the type. “Oh, you had a nice date with a gorgeous girl. That is why you didn’t answer my phone when I called 2,000 times because I was home alone waiting for you to call me.” The bitter person is the person who just sinks into work or school or entertainment – whatever will help the edge not be there. But ladies and gentlemen. This is not who I am or what I am about.
I would like to encourage all of you out there. If you are dating and having a good time, I am very happy for you. I pray all of God’s best for your life. For all of you single people, I am very happy for you. I pray all of God’s best for your life.
Paul showed us that being a Christian has a lot to do with just being content with where you are in life. A lot of understanding God has to do with understanding where you are in your life. Right now, I am growing and maturing. That is where I am at. I am relearning somethings that I need to learn. I am in a good place. Christians, I know that we have been taught that ‘faith can change your circumstances.’ And I believe that with everything in. But I also understand God just a little bit and sometimes the faith part is just being able to trust God and be happy with whatever situation you are in – single, married, in-ministry, out-of-ministry, on a bus, on a train, etc. . . . Now that takes faith.
With that being said, today was just another Tuesday for me. Not terribly exciting. Not nearly as exciting as having a girlfriend would be. But not terribly depressing either. There are things that I want to change in my life – finances, relationships, career, ministry, etc . . . – but I am content to just trust that God is teaching me and that He will bring those into my life in the right way at the right time. I am not being passive about life, but I am being content.
Lord, help me trust You in a day-to-day way. Help me trust you when it is good and when it seems to be bad. Help me to understand that I can only see so little of the big picture that you have for my life. Help me to understand that within two days you had taken Joseph from prison to the right hand of Pharoah. Help me to endure, not just sitting back either. Help me embrace life to the fullest. God I am not going to just wait around for everything to be right before I am happy – I will be happy now. God I want You! You are the only One who makes me happy. The Only One! AMEN!

I hope that you enjoyed your Tuesday. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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