Thursday, February 21, 2013

GBE2 prompt: Gusto

Yeah, this has not been my week for Gusto. I haven't even posted here since Monday. I won't say I have writer's block. I would call it writer's blah. Every time I even think about writing all the energy just drains away and I have nothing worthwhile to say. But this morning I had to write. I had to do my Thursday Thankfulness post. I suppose I could have skipped it, but I hate to start down that road. You miss one week, then 2, and before you know it you aren't posting at all. And those gratitude posts really help me. It helps to stop and focus, to look around at my life and really consider what I have been blessed with.

So, I wrote my post. You can see it here. And you know what? I feel a bit better for it. I won't say I am full of Gusto, but I am a bit more alive. A bit more aware. And a bit more engaged. Not so blah.

God is good. He has given me this new day full of new blessings and challenges. And he has given me all the tools I will need to face them. Sometimes I forget that. Thank God that he is much more faithful than I am. One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11.

 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

God has plans for me and for you. He has hope and a future for us. To me that says he will bring me through the bad days and even the plain old blah days, which in a lot of ways are more detrimental because they eat away at your strength slowly. Those blah days have a way of creeping up on you and overtaking your heart before you even know what happened.  

That perfectly describes my week. The blah was crept in and drained my gusto. Well, no more!! God has reminded me today that he has bigger plans for me! 

Huh. This post went completely in a new direction. I wasn't headed here. I wasn't planning on talking myself into a better mood. Wasn't planning on clearing away the cobwebs and feeling so revived and energized. Funny how God works sometimes, isn't it?

I hope you have a great Thursday. Make the most of it, after all; it is a gift from the Father. And gifts are meant to be enjoyed. God Bless! 

I needed this reminder. Maybe you do too?

8 comments:

  1. It is amazing how spending some time expressing thankfulness can turn everything around. There are always things to be thankful for if we stop to look for them. Thanks for sharing this. Glad you got a bit of GUSTO back. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. It is really amazing how that simple act can brighten up even the dullest day. Now, if I can only remember that!

      Delete
  2. Yes, exactly what I needed! Great verse. I am making note of it.
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are welcome. It is one of my favorites!

      Delete
  3. I know how you feel...I've been away for awhile too...and I've been sick all week. Who wants to write when you feel like that! Thanks for sharing the verse...it's a great reminder to not give up.

    Susan
    http://todaysworkingwoman25.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Susan! I hope you are feeling better by now! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :)

      Delete
  4. We all have so many things in real life that get in the way of writing or fill the mind to the point where writing is uninspired. You are not alone. I get that way every winter and fight my way back. I'm just beginning to see some light here.

    Hang tough gf!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You too Jo! I always look forward to your posts! :)

      Delete

Thank you for stopping by to read my rambles. I would love it if you leave me a comment! Comments make my heart smile!