Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just a Thought.

Lately, inspiration seems to come in the wee hours of the night. This was the case again last night so today I thought about it some more. I always take time to thank God for everything in my life. I find that thankfulness is its own fulfillment. It just feels good to thank someone for doing a great job, and God is certainly worthy of thanks. It's a good thing we are not God. We would have one mess of a world!

There are so many things to thank God for - your family, friends, job, etc. So many good things happen. Last night was a bit different. I thanked God for some of the bad things that have happened and are happening in my life even now.

Why would I do this?

This was the realization!

The realization that hit me hard, was that the total of who I am today is a whole trunk-full of all that’s happened to me over my lifetime; the good and the bad; the pretty and the ugly; the lovely and the unlovely. They make me who I am.

I’m learning a lot on the way. I’m learning whom I can and can’t trust; what I should and shouldn’t do; when to keep my mouth shut and when to open it. I’m learning that it's okay when things just don’t make sense.
I understand that patience is a virtue, that you should always give others the benefit of the doubt, that to get angry quickly is to lose control, and the importance of treating others with love and respect. Without those realizations, I would flitter and flutter through life unaware of how I’m affecting anyone else.

Why is it that bad experiences can teach us so much good? There ARE still the good things. However, I find that most often people choose the hard roads in life. They’re the routes that you don’t want to have to do over a second time.

In spite of this --

I find I'm still learning.
I will continue learning all the days I have left.
I wouldn't want it any other way!

How about you? Do you remember to give thanks always in ALL things?

Eccl. 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

Gal. 5:22,23 For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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