So, I kept a secret from my kids. They didn’t know we were headed to Disney World after we moved into our new house….and I did quite a bit of planning behind their backs. I wanted the WOW factor when they found out…I wanted them to LOVE it and to be SO EXCITED. I have waited and waited for the time to reveal this surprise to them.
It got me thinking. I wonder how our Heavenly Father must feel about the plans He has for us. I wonder how it must be to know our future and know how much He can bless us? It makes me feel pretty pitiful for ever going against God’s will. To think that I’ve bucked His plans or wondered what He was thinking. You know if my kids would have said “MOM, I’d rather have gone to Carowinds!!” I would have been crushed. I imagine there are many times that God wants the WOW factor for us and we give Him a groan or moan or anything-less-than-excitement.
May we remember that the worst of things that are happening to us might be the very thing that Christ is using to teach us a lesson of life or of LOVE. His secret will lead to our joy if we just remember to see it that way and treat it as such.
I hope I can hold on to this and remember it tomorrow and the day after…and forever. It’s so easy to complain but much more of a challenge to look for the blessings….are you up for the challenge? I am!!!