I have received this Arte y Pico award again. This time from Amongst The Oaks. Thank you so much I am again honoured. It is awarded for blogs that "Nourish and Enrich the Spirit and show Creativity, Dedication, Art and Joy." As I have already passed this award on before, I am sending it to one person this time. The award goes to Christi at Charm and Grace Cottage as I see her blog as being all of these things.
Now to some real life that was not particularly artistic nor joyful. Having struggled with a lot of pain this week and feeling quite low as a result, I went off for my weekly swim yesterday afternoon. I went for a parking space that was close to the walkway (for no other reason than choice) and to get into this space one has to drive over a hump. As I drove over the hump I did not take into account the 'children crossing' post and drove right into it. I think the weight of the car bouncing over the hump caused me to smash the front bumper/fender.
I felt frustrated and upset at doing this so decided to not go for a swim after all and just drive home. As I was driving out of the car park on a one way system, a car suddenly appeared directly in front of me, driving at a fast pace. I stopped my car only to have this guy force me off the roadway in order to get past. He was very abusive and aggressive and feeling the way I did it upset me some more. I felt a wreck when I got home so rather than wallow in my feelings I called a friend and neighbour from my house church to ask her to pray with me. I was feeling so angry towards this man. I knew during our prayer time that I had to forgive this man but did not feel like and did not want to, but I also knew that 'in faith' I could at least thank God against everything that I felt.
On returning home I got to wondering why the episode with this guy had upset me so much, and I realised that I was furious because I was in the 'right' place and the guy was in the 'wrong' place and yet he took control in the situation and got his way - so unjust. God began to show me that there are no rights in the supernatural, only good and evil and I became aware of what was behind the behaviour of this guy. Seeing that and knowing that it was God speaking to me freed me up into being able to let it go and to speak out a blessing on this guy and pray for him. It does not make what he did right but it stops the enemy having his way in trying to pull me right down.
So thanking God even when it is a struggle, and the last thing we want to do, releases something in the spirit and breaks that hold that Satan wants to have over us. So was it a bad day after all, not really as I learned something worthwhile.