I tell it to my boys all the time, when they want to play the even game with me. “Life isn’t fair, if you learn that now you’ll be better off.” Worst part is when I’m complaining and they say it back to me…it happens.
However, there is some truth to that…life isn’t fair, however we can’t fear the unknown. We can live out our faith each day giving our absolute best, leaving no regret in our shadows. We have to have a healthy balance.
Rounding out 2017, our friends lost their newborn baby boy while hundreds of other unwanted babies were being born.
In the fresh start of 2018, my friend lost her mother without a moments notice.
Last week four sweet, precious teens I adore back home lost their Grandpa, just a year after their Grandma died and five years ago they lost their Mom! Life doesn’t deal us an even playing field.
But, just as I told each of them…God will use you to bring Him glory through your heartache. The key is, letting Him. His plans are far greater than we can understand. God simply calls people home to heaven when He is ready for them. As sad as we are here, He is doing it in preparation for all of us to come and meet Him one day. What are loved ones that have gone before us are experiencing is heaven…like cake and ice cream heaven!
How are you preparing yourself on Earth?
When I was a young girl I had an answer for this…God placed a calling on me at a young age. However, I wanted what I thought was more, so I basically ignored His idea and went with my own. Some of the consequences of that choice were extremely painful. The Good news is, that many years later I have answered that call and all of the life lessons I have learned along the way are giving me great insight. I can not look back with regret, I must continue forward leaning on all of the many life lessons I have learned and use them as a guide. It is my story and it’s pretty amazing from start to now, more about that to come. 😁
So in answering my own question, what am I doing to prepare for the day I leave this Earth. I am loving, forgiving, practicing self-control and patience and being a light in darkness.
In real life, I extend grace to my kids…i don’t get mad at drivers on the road…I control what goes in my body…I don’t yell at people who frustrate me…I smile and say Hi to almost everyone I pass…it’s all doable because I simply make the choice to do it.
God is making beauty from my ashes…and it feels so good. Keep writing your own story, and if you don’t like the way it’s going. Turn a different direction and start over. I’m not saying it will be easy, I’m just saying it’s totally worth it!