Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Many of us as little girls, dream about our future life…. Fancy dresses & proms, Prince Charming that will sweep us off our feet and whisk us off to live happily ever after. Oh, & let’s not forget the bea-u-ti-ful mansion we are going to live in & fancy schmancy sports car we will drive.
Soon the perfect children will come along (a boy & a girl) and our family will be rounded out just perfectly - Great looks, Honor roll students, Ivy League colleges. We can then relax in our comfy retirement in the sunny south enjoying the grandchildren & playing golf.
Life always has a way of interrupting our perfect plan & reality sets in. Prince Charming often turns out to be a toad; the mansion ends up being a never ending money pit with a leaking roof and the sports car…. I’m just thankful my car starts every morning.
The 2.0 perfect children… they actually have opinions that are unlike mine. Goth look & Pink hair aside…. Ivy League college is a far cry & I’ll be lucky if they just make it through high school. Retirement??? Let’s just say it isn’t looking pretty.
Can anybody relate? You know, this is called life. How we succeed in life is determined by our attitude and willingness to meet change head on. When life detours you from your planned route, don’t despair & give up. Or even worse, let bitterness & resentment take root about what “should have been”.
Life really is about the journey on the way to our Heavenly destination. Release your plans to his will. God promises - “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.” Psalm 32:8
CeCe Winans says: Faith is about how you live your life in the meantime, how you make decisions when you don’t know what’s next. What you do with yourself between the last time you heard from God and the next time you hear from God is the ongoing challenge of a life of faith.
There’s an old saying, “If your horse is dead, dismount”. Often, we are trying so hard to hold onto what & how we think things should be, that we miss all the wonderful opportunities & blessings that God has in store for us. We become stumbling blocks to God’s plan by trying to breathe life into something that God intends to die.
I was never in control anyway. So why not give it up to the one who is in control? Sit back, hang on & enjoy the ride. And that retirement…. Sometimes the detour brings you right back to the original planned route!
Many blessings to you on your journey.