December 31, 2009
Perhaps 2009 wasn’t exactly what I expected, but then again, is any year? And I may never fully understand the nitty gritty details of God’s great plan, but I think I get the jest of the picture: to trust Him and love Him, to let Him guide me in all my ways, and to know Him better through His Word.
Gee…that all sounds so simple…well, it is…it’s when I start putting the “I” in things is when life gets mucky…yes, that’s my nature…to want to help – yes, even God! It’s funny, right? But I do it – some days more than others. The exciting part is that I’m finally beginning to recognize when I’m getting in the way – maybe after the fact, but I’m learning!
Managing expectations are rarely easy, and yes, disappointments are a given. But I have a hardfast rule that has taken on new meaning this year. “There’s something good in everything – granted you may have to really dig for it, but the good is there.” What I never consciously thought about before…God is in everything, so it has to be good!