So, I love how whenever I think I have everything in my life all figured out, and then God humorously (or not so humorously) shows me that I have absolutely NO idea what I am doing. It’s great fun. Not.
Sometimes, I feel like Elijah when God tells him to wait until the presence of the LORD passes by, and Elijah sees fire and earthquakes…and God is not in either of those. Or I feel like Bruce, in “Bruce Almighty” when he yells “God just give me a sign!!” And a sign truck drives by. Sometimes, I just want say to God “A sign…okay, I asked for one, care to be a little more specific?” And…God’s not specific enough…or rather not specific enough in MY timing, which usually in my mind is more important at the time, than when God wants to carry out plans. Sometimes life takes patience.
“Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off.” ~Anonymous~
I don’t possess patience. I want to have everything figured out and know what’s going to happen and when its going to happen so that I can plan my life accordingly.
John Lennon once said “Life is what happens when you are too busy making plans.”
I’m trying to figure out how a person can get through life without believing in God. I realize that in a previous post, I said that I sometimes wonder about this whole Christian thing…and that’s true. But at the same time, it all comes down to Faith. Sometimes, faith is the hardest thing in the world to hold onto, but when I choose to hold onto it, at the end of the day, my Faith is still there. And my God is still there. Even when I feel like He is being silent, like I feel as though he is being now. But when feeling completely lost, because of your choices or life’s circumstances aren’t going exactly how you had planned, and not having anyone to lean on. Or possibly only having yourself to lean on, but that doesn’t often work out when you are too torn down and ragged to carry on.
In Jeremiah, God tells Jeremiah
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
“Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”
But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.”~Jeremiah 1:5-7
God knew us BEFORE we were born, he knew us while we were growing inside the womb. He knew who we would be, and what we would look like, and who we would become before anyone else even met us. He made us each as special individuals, and set us a part from everyone else. The cliche` sayings “You are special.” It’s true! And not only that, God will always be there for us, when we become too frustrated with life and not knowing where we are going, and what we want, He WILL help us. We just need to tone down our pride and ask for help.