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How many times have we as parents heard the whining cry, “are we there yet?”  I have said it to my own parents many times.   Along with the words comes a longing to be there soon.  When I reflect upon how I felt back then, it is comparable to how I feel now.  I’ll admit I listen to too much Glenn Beck.  I download his radio show every day, plus watch him on FOX news, and I’m beginning to wonder if we’re almost there.

Symbolically, predictably, I would say and understand it as it relates to myself.  Am I ready yet?  Are my projects done?  Is my family history organized?  Is every room in my own house neat and orderly?  

A few years ago on the very day I completed all my projects, when all 8 were still under our roof,  I went to bed in total peace, and woke up to the sound of gun shots outside my window.  I jumped out of bed and looked out of my door to see fire in the garage.  The only reason I could see it was because I had propped the garage door open before I went to bed, and left the light on to lure all the flies into my trap there.   Flies go toward the light, and I used to set out bait to get rid of them that way.  The flies were the only thing left that I needed to clean out of my house.  I had a housekeeper helping me with my projects, and she knew we had just finished everything.  Walls, cupboards, drawers, all neat and organized.  I was prepared, and then the fire.  

Since 1994, there hasn’t been one moment when I could say my projects are all done.  I have intentionally left something undone (a total mess).   So, if God is waiting for me, I’m not helping things along at all.  How about I pretend that it’s me He’s waiting for?  And, see what happens the day after……….

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