Written by monthly contributor, Mrs. Wanda Fielder
Crazily spinning round and round and tilting sideways on the Tilt a Whirl at a theme park after eating a filling dinner, my stomach began to churn. Desperately trying to compensate for the ill feeling by taking my mind elsewhere just wasn’t working.
Hoping the ride would soon come to a halt before I lost my dinner, it did and I did! The embarrassment of losing my dinner was intensified by having my friends standing by observing this humiliating situation. To make matters even worse, I was on my first date with my future husband! I vowed to never ride the Tilt a Whirl again. I haven’t!
Instead, I find myself frequently on the Tilt a Whirl of life spinning forever in circles of frustration, ever toiling, never resolving. Tilting this way and that, wishing for the ride to just slow down a bit or come to a stop so that I can get off; knowing for a fact that it always comes to an end. It is easy to become bogged down with time-consuming daily routines. As a mother, I have worn the numerous hats of nurse, taxi driver, mediator, chef, housekeeper, and the list is endless.
Have you heard the saying, ‘this too shall pass’? Just when you think your life is spinning out of control and that you cannot possibly endure another moment of the ride, it comes to a screeching halt. Whoa! Take a deep breath and compose yourself because the ride will soon commence again. Ahhhh ……….. I feel better now. Ready to go once more!
Mrs. Wanda Fielder has over thirty years of experience as a pastor’s wife, published author, and conference speaker. Over the years she has led many ladies ministries, events, and conferences. She is an excellent Titus 2 mentor and she shares inspirational articles, recipes, ministry ideas and more at her site, Tea-Lightful Inspirations.