Today I wrote an article about the free wifi spots in Seattle.
It got me to thinking about my own journey through these months of unemployment.
I am bad at adding structure to my own life.
In years past, I was careful to add the just-right-structure for each of my children. I’m even pretty good at helping others create structure for themselves.
However, when I found myself without a daily to-do list, I discovered whole days that disappeared without accomplishment. One of my biggest obstacles has been that I don’t have a list of ‘expectations’. Some people are internally driven. I always thought I was. Apparently, I’m not…or at least I have to work at it.
How can you get help when you feel completely isolated?
I think Solomon was contemplating just this reality when he was writing Eccelsiastes 4. Read verses 9-12:
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken
I am so grateful to be in relationship with some fantastic people.
Finally, I admitted my incredible lack to one of my more accomplished friends. I asked her if she would help me add some structure to my life. She gave me a task. It was a small task, but it was what I needed to be off and running. God used her to open up my “structure” brain pathways for this new part of my life. Now, I have daily and weekly goals. I work until I meet them. A cord of three indeed.