Are you trapped in a life that seems to be stuck? I woke up this morning feeling that way. The sun was streaming through the window and I felt that I must’ve overslept. I woke up wondering what would be my plan for the day? I thought about it for about two seconds and realized I haven’t really had a plan for a long time. I get up every morning about the same time. I brush my teeth (those I have left,) I take my pills and wash my face. I then spend devotion time with my husband. After that I take an hour or more working on my blog. I may or may not have breakfast. By the time I’ve cleaned up the kitchen from the breakfast I did or did not have, it’s time to throw a load of wash in the machine. By then it’s almost time for lunch. That’s my morning. In the afternoons, I will work for an hour or so on my writing, scheduling appointments for myself or my husband and reading. I then watch some old television show and think about what to prepare for supper. Once a week I change things up a bit and go grocery shopping. As for housecleaning, I have a whole different attitude about that now. This is the life of a retired woman nearing 80.
We never know for sure what each day will bring. It could provide good news that might affect our financial situation, or it could mean a test result you hadn’t planned on from your doctor’s office. There will always be interruptions in our same old, same old. I’ve actually learned that more about that since retiring. Each day will be filled with some kind of surprise or another.
We could take that information and live like Eeyore, from Winnie the Pooh. We could walk around with the proverbial cloud hanging over our heads, expecting only the worst or we could plan for those hiccups as turning points in our lives that lead us back to God in prayer. I, for one, dont like Eeryore’s attitude. He’s stuck in a rut that has no rescue, because he feels safe there. There are lots of Eeyore’s in the world right now. The negative naysayers – the politicians who are trying to control our lives – those who don’t care about laws and order – those who think only of themselves – those who sit in judgment of others – those who feel things will never change – those living in fear of the next pandemic.
On the other hand, we have those who trust in the future and God’s plan for it – who look forward to how they can make a difference in an evil world – who push forward with confidence and hope – those who want to bring joy to a stressed, depressed and hopeless place.
When you feel that your life isn’t going anywhere – when you feel you’ve come to a dead end – when your career, your marriage, your faith is hanging in the balance – remember that God is the same today as He was yesterday and will be tomorrow. He has a plan already designed for us. It’s a future filled with promise and hope for a life everlasting in paradise.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “ So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”