Like Sands Through The Hourglass...

Apparently so are the days of my life.  Except without Beau Brady.  He's probably not even on that show anymore but he was a sweetie, wasn't he?  But I digress. I've often said my life sometimes resembles a sitcom because of the random things that take place in it, but this latest little anecdote seems straight off of daytime TV.  And boy did it remind me just how much I don't want to be part of a daytime drama.  Without getting into all the details, we'll just say I went up a roller coaster really fast, the view was awesome from the top, the drop was exhilarating, then the car got stuck at the bottom of the hill for like a week and when it finally got dragged back into the gate, I found out the ride was broken and I have to wait indefinitely for a new roller coaster to be built.  How's that for a metaphor?

But like always, God is right there in the trenches with his hard hat on, taking lots of notes to make sure the new ride is even better.  He even gave me a little glimpse at the blueprints one night in a dream.  Ya know, one of those were you wake up and go "oooohhh is that what this is about?"  Of course there will always be plenty of things (including this little trip through Candyland) that you can't fully understand but you don't have to.  As long as you are true to who you are, treat others with love and respect and learn something from every experience, that's all you need to know.

In fact, the more you can do this, through the good AND the bad, the "yummier" life gets (for a Jenn-definition of "yummy", see last blog post).  So what am I taking away from this last episode?

*God has been doing some serious work in my "this is who God made me to be" steadfastness and strength department (and it rocks!)

*I sometimes forget that not everyone will give you the same respect and courtesy you show them.  But even though that may be the case, I still will continue to be respectful to them.

*I have a lot more courage and strength than I give myself credit for on a day to day basis.  (I seem to have an issue w/ forgetting this one)

*Every single step along the way serves its own purpose so when it doesn't seem to make sense, stop trying to figure it out!

*Like the message at my church last night (hmm, coincidence?) said, God calls us to do things that seem impossible to others and that waiting for the "impossible", no matter how long or hard the road may be, grows our faith.

*My heart now almost four-years-post-destruction seems to have returned to its formerly smushable state and although that's scary, it is pretty darn cool too.  :)

Stay tuned for scenes from next week's episode...