Thursday, October 13, 2011

Life Interrupted

"A life interrupted is an inspired life." Not sure who that particular quote is from but it is interesting.

Oh, how about this one: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans." Woody Allen said that.

That's probably more fitting with what happens in my life. I make plans. God laughs. Not because he doesn't want me to make plans. We should make life plans and goals. The trick is not holding onto those plans so tightly that we miss what God has for us. When we hold on too tightly to having our own way about things, that is when life gets really tough. Kinda like a spoiled child having a temper tantrum. The loving Father says, "My child, this is what is best for you." The Child says, "But I wanna do it MY way!"

So, I've been wandering around in the wilderness for a while. That place is dark! Full of chaos and drama and sickness! Don't want to go there again, at least not for a long, long while.

LIFE: There will be interruptions. We are to trust. We are not to rush after the things we have planned for ourselves. We are to keep a quiet heart and attend to the work that has been put before us, whatever the interruption is. Time will be made to attend to our planned work.

"Be still. And know that I am God."