Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Life Is Now

Life is now...

Not when you have enough cash to buy your dream house. Not when you find someone amazing that you can’t live without.  Not when you have the perfect number of children or that perfect job.

Life is happening right now...

Certainly your life isn’t going the way you always dreamed it would – what kind of life would that be?  Too predictable to be really interesting.  I mean, who would plan out receiving a Christmas turkey leg from the office?  Or a midnight park ranger rescue in the Rocky Mountains?  Who would plan to have such an amazing tribe of friends – a true menagerie of cultures & personalities?

Looking at the fullness...

This is the time of year to take stock of all of our blessings.  Remember the old hymn…

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

This is a great time to write down all the things that you have or that you’ve been able to do that you didn’t plan on.  This list just may surprise you and fill your heart with gratitude that your plans didn’t work out.

Daring to live...

So yes – many times our plans for life don’t work out the way we thought.  But it’s also true that you won’t go anywhere if you’re not moving.  If you’re like me – you have 5 year goals from 10 years ago that still haven’t been realized.  So what are we waiting for?

Let’s make plans to reach our goals and if God has something else in mind, well then… we’ll certainly be up for an adventure.

"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)"  - John 10:10
- Wendy Horvath