Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I wonder how much of our lives are planned out.  Is God a pre planner, giving OCD like detail in advance to all the large and tiny details of our paths or does he creatively shoot from the hip making up the twists as we navigate the turns? I imagine this as God spinning the plates, keeping them all up and going, a great cosmic multitasker.  

Part of me wants God to be a go with the flow type, to react and co create with me on the fly but most of me wants God to be more in control than that.  Maybe it is a bit of both, maybe it is neither.  But when things feel "right, " when things click so definitvely it's hard to think that it isn't all meant to be just that way.

I know someone whose child is suffering from brain cancer.  I wonder how long it has been there.  Has it always been there, like a tiny dark seed waiting to sprout and spread pain and heartache? Is it necessarily a destroyer, an evil thing?  Perhaps it is like most adversity, a chance to change gears and view life from a different perspective.  It is hard to know.  I know if it were my child I would not be seeing the 'up' side.  I do think sometimes we live day in and day out, worry over bills and things that matter but shouldn't matter too much.  We give such importance and weight to certain tasks but then when an existential issue presents itself, we tend to shed those things.  When reality shifts on us like  that, we focus on the love, we focus on finding the joy, the peace, the spiritual connection in our lives. 

God shows me time and again what is important but it seems like it doesn't stick with me.  Perhaps I am a slow learner.  I know to trust Him completely but it isn't always my first reaction.  I feel like I have to fight for things too often.  I fight to be heard, to be understood, to keep control.  When am I going to ever just give up the weapons?  I get swept up by emotion, by passion, by my own hormonal soup.   Thank God that He gives me reminders.  Sometimes they are gentle reminders, sometimes it's like Cher in Moonstruck, *SLAP* "Snap out of it!!!" 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. After reading your blog and reflecting this morning I've come to realize that we are not alone. Although we might certainly feel it at any given time, we aren't. The reason for that is that the Lord like you said, is carrying us.

    Something that I have begun to cherish in myself is how he created me. There are days where I doubt, don't trust, or even revert back to the pre-walking days with the Lord. But that's the thing isn't it? Its that we aren't alone. If God created us, then we should be okay with ourselves and how we are. Even in the moments of doubt, not trusting, or falling, the difference is that we are not alone.

    If I allow him to carry me, then even in my darkest of days I have solace and peace to know that while I might screw it all up, he won't. Which means that our walk with the Lord is what it boils down too. We aren't really walking, he is carrying us.

    So today my friend, without questions, doubts, 2x4's, just let him carry you without question. It is really okay. We don't have to have it all figured out because he loves us regardless of anything. I like this a lot because sometimes I don't have the strength to walk along side of him, sometimes he has to carry me and you.