I have a crooked smile and a hearty laugh. It’s part of my charm, and it’s the way God made me ~ and God thinks I’m beautiful, so it must be part of what makes me beautiful as well. Additionally, I love to laugh. So when something strikes my funny bone, everyone knows it, because everyone can hear me laughing loud and long.
All that is to say that I was playing June’s Journey earlier, and was working on a hidden object scene that consisted of a desk in a police station. One of the objects I had to find was a hole punch, but the only thing left after all the other objects were gone looked like a can of tuna. As it turned out, it was a hole punch.
A hole punch!
Since when does a hole punch look like a can of tuna??
I started to laugh, and I’m still laughing now, hours later.
I think the reason why I’m making such a big deal of this is because it’s an indication of just how healed I really am.
In the post dated July 16, 2019, and entitled Go To Forgiveness, Go Right To Forgiveness. Don’t Pass Through Guilt, Don’t Go To Condemnation, I wrote about God healing me of serious and long-standing frustration and anger that ofttimes expressed itself in self-abuse. Well, I’m still feeling a deep sense of contentment and abiding joy, and when I play my games ~ all of them ~ and I make a mistake, I’m able to laugh about it, and not feel even a LITTLE BIT of frustration or anger, and there is NO self-abuse.
I thank God for that.
I am SOOO GRATEFUL to God for that!!
So when I was working on the scene with the policeman’s desk, and it said I had to find a hole punch ~ and the only thing left was what, for all the world, looked like a can of tuna, and then it turned out to be a hole punch, all I could do was giggle, where, in the past I would have gotten frustrated and angry at myself. I would have called myself stupid, and an idiot, and then I would have hit myself several times ~ HARD.
You have no idea how amazing and wonderful it is to be free of that, and to be able to giggle and laugh at a mistake. To be able to see the humor in a mistake is something I’ve never been able to do before, and I thank God for that freedom.
And it still looks like a can of tuna!
I am celebrating the new Sarah, much more resilient, not being bogged down by frustration and anger, and having the freedom to enjoy every scenario in life!
Thank you, Helen! I too am celebrating the new me, and I’m having so much fun in the process. I love this deep and abiding peace and joy that just never quits, and is full to overflowing with God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Life is so much more fun when I’m unemcumbered by perfectionism!
Thank you, Jesus!! Glory hallelujah!!