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Why I Think Jesus Reads My Tweets

Posted on the 27 June 2012 by Brittany_tyd @Brittany_TYD
It is really easy to feel like the little things we do in life don't matter. It's easy to feel like my attitude at work, my desire for something more or the exhaustion we feel after a full day of being a mom, a sister, a friend or just alive isn't important. 
But to God, it is all important. All of it. 
We wouldn't disregard the troubles of our own children. We wouldn't tell them, "I don't care if you are tired. I don't care if you are unfulfilled. I don't care if you are depressed, lonely, scared, frustrated, not fulfilling your maximum potential..." the list goes on and on. 
So why do we expect that our Father in Heaven feels that way about us?
The truth of the matter is, he loves us all deeply and fully. He cares about us. And yes, I have a sneaking suspicion that he might follow me on Twitter. 
Yesterday, I complained. I complained that I am underemployed and bored to death most days. I am an associate, but not full time. The other half of the time I am a main partner's assistant. This is for two reasons: 1) I had to talk them into hiring me because there just aren't jobs in Small Town unless you grew up here and they know your entire family, and 2) I don't have a great grasp (or any grasp on my first day) of the type of law he practices.  Why I think Jesus Reads my Tweets Slowly but surely I am transitioning into more of a full time lawyer, but unless I am in an actual client meeting I must answer the phone, open the mail, make changes to documents, print out papers and send letters to people. But yesterday, I wasn't in the mood to do any of that. I wanted to sit in my office with the door closed (oh... my office doesn't have a door) and be left alone while I did real-lawyer-work. 
And then, a few things happened...
Katie supported me and made me feel less alone: Why I think Jesus Reads my Tweets
Jenna called me out on my bad attitude: Why I think Jesus Reads my Tweets
And Jesus listened. 
I didn't do a single secretarial task yesterday. I billed about 6 hours, which is a lot here even though it would have been terribly insufficient in Big City.  I took on a new client, and blushed when I received praise from a current client. All in all, I was reminded that I like my job. I love being a lawyer (most days). And I'm happy to be here. 
It's easy to get caught in the weeds. It's easy to see only what is hopeless right in front of you. And it's easy to believe that God has more important things to deal with than our trials. 
God does have more important things going on. There are people starving in the world, dying from war, battling cancer, being oppressed for things like their gender, religion or race... but what forget about God is that he is all powerful. He KNOWS us. And truth be told, he can handle it all - and still take care of me - a lot better than I can when I'm only responsible for myself. 
So this morning I decided to do some searching in my ESV study bible for verses that would back me up. Of course, none of them told me God's exact twitter handle, but let's just use our imagination for this post ;).
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. - 1 Cor. 8:3
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep." - John 10:14-15

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