Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Is life what you make it?

There are times that we have very little control of what happens to us.  We may start out with a plan for the day and pretty soon we find that life twists us and turns us in a different direction.  But is it really important what that direction is, or is it more important how we travel down the road.  If we look at our life as a part of God's plan, it should not surprise us when what we plan, is somehow changed.  We may not be able travel down our chosen road, but we can travel through the unknown road with faith and trust in God and in his plan for us.  We may not know where we are going, but we know that we will have the constant companionship with a God who loves us and wants us to live our life with joy.  We may not know what it is that makes us happy or brings us joy.  However, we can be certain that if we follow God's plan for our lives, we will experience joy and peace. 
We can control our ability to be flexible and let our life unfold as God wants it to.  We can control our ability to sit quietly and let God speak to us and we to him.  We can also go kicking and screaming, demanding that we must follow our own plan.  We have the freedom to do that, but I don't believe that we will find true happiness relying upon our own efforts to make a joyful life. 
I examine my life daily to determine when I experience that joy of life.  It is usually when I let go of my own stubborn plan and let God work his magic in my life. 
So if things don't seem to be going the way you want them to go, stop and sit with God and listen to that small voice, and let God lead you in his direction.  I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

Peace and joy to you all,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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