Finally! After four long months, my new carpet has been moved from my garage and installed in my home. It arrived there from a friends home, who had removed the new carpet to install other flooring. And, even better, when that new carpet was measured and found lacking in square footage to cover all the rooms, the crew leader helped me out by quickly locating other carpet, bringing it to my house, and getting it all done in one day.
You may have heard all the ups and downs of this situation, or you may have been spared the details. But it took telling the story to a good friend who listened and pointed out that my original carpet installer was not going to follow through with promises to get the work done. I needed that. With advice from another friend on what new phone app could lead me to a good installation crew, I was on the road to new fluffy carpet with a lead time of just a week and a half. A lot of prayer, mostly for help, was sent up during these days.
Since I had a bad experience with the first installer (who didn’t install at all) I was on pins and needles hoping the new crew would follow through, and the carpet would still be usable after all its time rolled up in the garage, and the price would really be what was quoted. I was just a ball of anxiety, all the way through the process until it was completed.
My anxiety gradually began wearing off as the crew put furniture back where I wanted and jumped in their work vans to take the old carpet for disposal. As I walked on the new carpet that evening, and carefully wiped the dogs’ paws off before they came inside, I felt like I had my house back, much improved.
I’m able to enjoy my ‘stuff’ as I put it all in place again. I have friends with good advice. I have new carpet. And yall’s have patiently read to the end of this article. I am thankful for all these things and more. May we all get through life's’ situations with the help of God and friends, and may we all be at peace, thankful for all we have and all we are.
Here’s where I am aiming. Trusting God with our problems is the best way. Worrying and fretting...not so good. As Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, here is the best way. I hope to achieve it as I continue to grow in Christ.
Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
present your requests to God.
Happy Thanksgiving!Pastor Karen