Making Your Days Count

I received some heartbreaking news this morning regarding an older lady whom I loved dearly. From my understanding, COVID had taken a toll on her body and God called her home to be with Him. I grew up under her wings and have so many fond memories of her. I stayed at her house as if I lived there and she treated me like her very own. Death is inevitable and will happen to all of us; however, it is easy to get caught up in living life is such a way that we become blind to the unexpected. Both my parents are alive and healthy and I am so grateful for this. I make it a part of my day to make sure they are okay but most importantly, I do my best in making sure that my days count in the eyes of God. Some days are more trying than others but eventually, I get there. I often have to redirect my thoughts and actions to “what God wants me to do and say” rather than “Stacy Lynn’s emotions and feelings.” God has blessed us with the gift of life. He wants us to use this gift wisely and find ways to appreciate and share it. The unexpected can happen to any of us at any moment. Unexpected or expected – we will all encounter Jesus when we leave this earth and He will ask you if you made your days here on earth truly count and if so, how did you make them count. So today, I ask all of you, “Are you simply counting your days or are you making your days count?”

-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery

When You Have to Wait Awhile

On some days, I could literally punch my computer in the screen! It tends to freeze when I am in the process of registering and scheduling patients. I become frustrated because it slows me down. I had been restarting my computer before the IT Team advised me to just wait awhile, and the computer will unfreeze itself and start to function properly again. The point I am trying to make here is that being impatient can cause you to make hasty decision that will push you into a wall of frustration. Frustration can cause you to lose your hope and joy. Sometimes, my brothers and sisters, you just have to wait awhile. When you enter the “waiting room” of life, make sure you are sit on God’s side and rest assured that He knows your needs and desires.. Marriage. A new job. A new home. A new vehicle. A child to get on the right path of life. When it is “your” time, He will call your name loud and clear! In the meantime, indulge in reading His Word and encourage others who are also in the “waiting” room. “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen” (Isaiah 60:22).

-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery