It made me laugh, because I'd forgotten all about it - but I'm so glad I found this, and I'm glad for the way God worked in it today. :)
On New Year's Day, I posted a meme/challenge called Stand At The Crossroads. Mike's the only one who took me up on it, I think, but the question of the year was: what three things would you like to see God accomplish in your life this year? and the challenge was to check in periodically and see how it's been going.
Mike actually remembered. :) Which reminded me to go look and see what I'd said.
1) I would like to see God's hand at work in the development of my character. I want to become a more humble person, more caring, more compassionate, more honest, more trustworthy, a better friend, a kinder person - more like Jesus. I want to love God and my neighbor not because I "have to" or because it's right, but because it's an honest extension of who I am. I cannot become those things on my own. I need Him to refine me.
Would it be prideful to say I think I'm getting there? lol... I'm NOT there yet - but I've seen growth... and interestingly enough, the term paper topic I chose that I've been researching and will be writing on all weekend is on loving your enemies - the flip side of loving your neighbors - or rather, realizing that your enemies are your neighbors... wait, that doesn't sound quite right... :) but I think you know what I mean...
2) I want to recognize God's voice more clearly and more readily. To do this I need to spend more time in worship, more time in His Word, and more time in His Presence. I need Him to teach me how to hear His voice.
Yep. Working on this too - and while I forgot, He sure didn't. :) Remember that guitar string story?
3) I want the Lord to teach me how to trust Him more deeply than I already do. I am aware that this means He will likely lead me into (or allow) circumstances that will require me to trust Him. Remind me I said this, but I'm okay with that, if it means that I truly learn to trust Him for everything I need, materially, emotionally, spiritually - everything.
deep sigh. Yep. He's definitely teaching me about this. The Battle of the Shoes was a big part of that. and there's... well. some laundry just needs to stay in the laundry room, but i am learning to trust Him.