When I was much younger, I was never really much of a dreamer. I was very much the obedient child doing as I was told and somewhat afraid to think 'outside the box.' There were, however, certain ideas I had about what my future would look like.... (This is the part where we all chuckle!)
Here I am, in 2014, rapidly speeding toward my 52nd birthday and I can honestly say life isn't AT ALL what I'd imagined it would be when I reached this stage. In my young adulthood, I envisioned having a successful career, making a nice salary, marrying a career man who also had a comfortable income, owning a nice home, great car(s), having children, traveling once a year minimum, entertaining in my home on a regular basis sometimes using fine china and crystal surrounded by good friends and family and so on. You get the picture.
I can truly say that I have done all of those things but not in a way that I had imagined previously. None of them. The timing was different, the circumstances were different, the outcome was different. Really. And, it's not that I didn't plan as I am a planner. It's that I didn't consult with the Master Planner so I was somewhat unprepared for the outcome and the reason behind it.
Reminds me of two young fellows traveling the road to Emmaus from Jerusalem. Deep in discussion and thought. Pondering the events that had taken place the past few days. Wondering why things didn't turn out as they thought they should. It didn't make sense:
Not what they expected or planned for. Nor did they plan to meet Him on the road, have Him reveal all things to them, dine with them, and vanish right before their eyes. Looking at life through the human lense rather than the divine. Don't we all....
- It doesn't happen until you have a heart seeking to understand and know Truth.
- It doesn't happen until you have a mind knowing there is more than meets the eye.
- It doesn't happen until you have a spirit yielded to His will and life with Him.
- It doesn't happen until you break bread with Him, invite Him to dine with you, until He is your God and no other.
"In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men.