Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Let's Just Skip to the Good Stuff



Whether it's books, movies, life, or licking the chocolate off a doughnut before eating it :) I like to get to the good parts now!

When reading a book I want to know if it's going to end like I want it too. That way I can relax knowing that no matter what trials the characters are going through all will be well at the end. I wish life were the same way. I wish I could fast forward to the end of a trial, know how it's going to turn out, then I could relax and have confidence that everything was going to work out.

But that's NOT how it works, unfortunately

When going through a trial, I want it to be over as soon as it starts. I don't want to go through it, at all.  Trials usually mean sleepless nights, lots of worrying, endless praying, and I want easy. now.

Wisdom comes in the waiting.  I am learning to seek God to have peace in spite of what is happening around me.  It's a process. One that has growing pains with it.  It's a necessary part of life and that's why God allows it. He doesn't want us to stop growing and evolving into the people He wants us to be. Trials allow this to happen.

Marriage problems, child problems, friend problems and money they all have their way with me sometimes.
But without them I would not have learned things about myself. For instance, money problems led us to Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace and having a budget that works and learning how to use coupons to maximize savings at the store!!

If I rush through to the end of the story I'll miss so much.

Bring on the trials!! I will not shrink back anymore, like someone with no faith, I have a God that goes before me and fights my battles for me!

Consider it pure joy when you endure a trial of any kind {Js 1:2}, you never know what kind of person you will become and what you will gain on the other side of it.

 Matt 11:29-30 "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 


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