I PREFER THE SHORCUT

alice

The story of “Alice in Wonderland” has undergone a lot of scrutiny over the years.  Some say it was written by one who was under the influence or just plain crazy.  Others look for metaphorical genius within the words of the outlandish characters.  I’ve grown to love this story of a young girl going through the pangs of growing up – feeling like a child yet becoming much more, both in size and independence.  It might even be a connection to the feelings women experience during puberty and menopause.  We’re all going through changes that eventually define us.  I can certainly relate to a cat who doles out advice.  I’m also given to different mood changes and sometimes my ups and downs could be considered madness.

Whatever you think of the story, there is much wisdom within the pages.  When Alice meets the Cheshire Cat and asks which way to go, he responds by saying it depends on where you want to go. She answers by saying she doesn’t quite know where she wants to go and Cheshire than tells her that it doesn’t much matter which way she goes.

If you don’t have a plan, a roadmap, an itinerary or goals, it really doesn’t matter which way you go. Any road will do – yet will that road be the right one.?

We all need to set goals in our lives.  It’s what makes us tick.  It gives us something to work towards, to achieve and accomplish.  The originator of our destiny – our Creator – has already mapped our path.  He has written it within His book and it’s up to us to find the way through it.  We could consider the Bible a great handbook or life manual, because the pages are filled with examples of how humanity has botched things up over the centuries.  It shows how men of God also made serious mistakes and were still forgiven. It gives a clear vision of what God has done to provide for man’s salvation.  It shows us our sin and provides us with a Savior.

God wants us to plan.  He’s given us the wisdom and savvy to do so.  By placing a functioning brain within our skull, He allows us the skill to reason, to adapt, to overcome obstacles, to achieve.  It’s up to us to use our ability to think, to its full potential.  If we don’t, the road may lead to someplace we don’t want to be.

Still there will be times in our lives when we think we know better than the one who created us  When we take the reins and keep Him out of the picture, we’re setting ourselves up for defeat.  Trust in Him who gave us life.  He has a bigger plan for us than we can possibly dream up ourselves.  He’s already determined our destiny.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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8 Responses to I PREFER THE SHORCUT

  1. Salvageable says:

    I have always loved the Alice stories. Of course Lewis Carroll was really the brilliant mathematician Charles Dodgson, and Alice Liddell was the first audience for his stories, as well as the main character. The twisted logic of the other characters is very much akin to mathematical logic. J.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for that further information regarding Carroll. That explains a lot, doesn’t it? I love the Alice stories as well.

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    A nice article, but I am allergic to cats. I have noticed that cats are evil. If you are not allergic, they are indifferent. They could care less about you. If you are allergic to them, they wait until you make a lap, and then they pounce. Then, an hour later, my eyes have swollen shut. At least, I’ve never had it affect my breathing, but I can imagine the cat smiling as my wife drives us home.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I’m not a cat fan either and they always seem to gravitate to me. We have a number of feral cats in our neighborhood too. Our dog freaks out whenever he sees one. Thankfully I’m not allergic to them.

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  3. Lee Poskey says:

    You can’t beat Kathy’s advice and wisdom.
    It’s fun to read your words Kathy.

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  4. Oh, this is absolutely outstanding, Kathy!! Yes… if we don’t know where we wish to go, that is exactly where we will end up! Excellent advice… wonderful analysis of Alice in Wonderland. I absolutely love this post! ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      When I was growing up I thought it to be just a nonsensical story, but I believe there’s lots of meat in it. Thanks for your constant encouragement.

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