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Trinity's Advent Calendar - December 11
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Elizabeth Boso


God spoke to me in a profound way a number of years ago when He nudged me to pray about a situation with which I was struggling. I have been asked to share that time in my life with the congregation during this Advent Season.
 
 Someone in our Women’s Connection Group refreshed my memory about a time I had shared with them about some one that I had been working with at the church in a ministry called XYZ (Extra Years of Zest).  We provided a lunch and a program twice a month to include those senior members of our congregation who might enjoy a good meal and fellowship with one another.
 
I was in charge of doing the decorations and setting the tables for the special events. There was someone on the team with whom I was having a difficult time working.  After a period of time, I had just about decided to remove myself from the stressful situation, despite how much as I enjoyed the time together with the participants. I found myself so unhappy, frustrated, angry and consumed with trying to deal with the friction of the situation that had pretty much overwhelmed me.
Finally, one day, after yet another tense encounter, I came home and talked to my husband about the difficulty I was having and my intent to find another avenue for my gifts of ministry.
 
He suggested that I pray about it.  I let that ruminate for a short time and then decided, where better to take my dilemma!  So I know that my prayers were answered, because I finally realized that I was not going to change the other person and that the only person I could change was ME!   Praise God for His blessing because from that time forward, she and I got along just fine and I really came to love her in a way that I thought would never be possible!!
 
I know that God put her in my life at that time to reveal to me how it is not always the other person’s problem, but it is how I choose to react to a tough situation in a Christian and loving kind of way.
 
Praise God!!
Elizabeth Boso
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