Life is good, and confusing… joyful, and perplexing… has purpose, and mysterious. For the most part I don’t have life events figured out… and probably never will. The plans and dreams I had at 21 haven’t happened… and I’m glad. The things I hoped and prayed would happen have long been laid aside. I am coming to the conclusion that life is something you figure out more in hindsight than anything else. Why do I think that? Well, that has been my experience. God’s ways have been inscrutable and confounding, but then proven later to be best!
I think life is more like a raft floating down a river that can be directed to a degree, but by and large the raft WILL follow the path of the river.
Basic Beliefs (I apply these to every text, doctrine, and life situation):
God’s #1 goal in everything He does is His own glory… (Isaiah 48:11)
For any questions or uncertainties I refer to first three statements.
I choose to understand life in light of God, not God in light of life events (Copied).
I could go back through multiple events and situations in my life that turned me left or right… sped up or slowed down… became rapids or smooth sailing. In the moment I didn’t understand God, but later I saw more of His hand. Now my goal… as best I can… is to see God’s hand IN THE MOMENT. Not to necessarily understand WHAT is happening, but knowing that GOD is in control.
Just thoughts for consideration.