I will never forget when I was remodeling my home what an experience that was. I started off so excited because the thought that everything was going to be fresh and new put such a huge smile on my face, and I was ready to get started as soon as possible. I immediately went through my mental Rolodex of colors to paint and furniture to purchase for I could see the vision so clear in front of me. I was always eager for that spur of the moment consignment shopping, since I never buy anything full price, always seeking out the ‘un-get-table get‘ and the ‘un-find-able find‘ in those ,consignment, treasure troves that I had hunted through over the years.
I clearly had bumped my head, and jumped the gun because, the people working on the house had a million questions to ask and none of them had to do with colors, consignment or treasures. They were asking at the time about where to put the commode, the electrical wiring, and where was the framing going to be for the rooms so they new what they were doing. I admit I was out of my element, and was so surprised that this was how everything was done; for I had envisioned sunny skies, fabulous wall paper, and Ralph Lauren paint and what I got were long days, and nights with skies full of grey clouds,and so many trips to Home Depot that I thought I had a bedroom there. Boy was I unprepared only because I had put so much thought into the wrong starting point, and therefore had to back track and really get my head in the game to contribute to the decision making process. So many decisions had to be made, and if I was in charge I am sure there would have been delays in the progress…
Life is interesting that way at first we desire to be the one making all the decisions ,and once we are given the wheel to drive the car, in an unfamiliar area of our life, we shrink back hesitating to make a decision, and convinced that we can’t drive at all. It amazes me that God made us to be a people of choice a world full of people that have to decide what to do, which way to go , how to live, and whom to serve. Unfortunately no one can get around making choices, and whether you are prepared or not it will come to a place in your life where you will have to choose, and choose we all must do when we have hit the red, traffic, light of our lives…
There are many in this world who will ride on the fence of choices; people that are always indecisive and unsure ,and so they hide in the crowd, and like following another to chow they follower hoping to end up in the right place at the right time so they can get fed.In my opinion that is a dangerous way to live, but I have to admit if you were to choose the right influences, the right friends, the right spouse, the right job, the right car, the right home the right place to live…if you can , like a robot, calculate every move and every mood swing that you or the people around you could have then I think you have a chance. How foolish of me I forgot to tell you that life is very consistent in being completely inconsistent, and the only thing I have found to be steady and unchanging in my life is Jesus; for if you don’t have Holy Spirit helping to guide you in your choices scripture says this,
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.( Romans 8: 5 NIV)
Choosing Jesus is the best choice that I have ever made for my life, and like making decisions for the remodeling of my home I was unsure at first, and wondering who I would become as a follower of Jesus Christ, but like my house everything turned out to be better than expected. I am sitting here in my yellow , Ralph Lauren painted, sun room! I now live my life according to the Spirit and what the Spirit desires, and nothing else. I have never looked back, and nor do I need to follow anyone to get fed for I follow Jesus therefore I don’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
God Bless You All!