Dec. 10, 2019

Wishes

Hey, you! Howdy!
 
Holidays are the time for "wishes" to come true, right? Maybe. Maybe not. Be careful what you wish for. It's not that you just might get it, because you probably won't in this case. But just for the record...
 
Sometimes you wish you had a life to live over, with the knowledge acquired on the "homestretch". You'd do a heck of a lot better with it and live with more meaning to more people, you claim. Or so you'd hope... Lord, have mercy.
 
But there's always today and hopefully tomorrow. Let's ask to be made aware of the opportunities present, and then the wherewithal to be attentive to those that are actually within the realm of possibility.
 
One of the things you might do well to stop telling yourself is, "I'll do everything possible." Stop! Listen to the implications of that! What? Are we God? That kind of self talk sets us up for failure because we are not the Almighty Who alone "does all things possible." What is far more logical and feasible is to say, realistically, "I'll do what I can."
 
See the difference? (Newsflash: others may not like that, when they've been on the receiving end of your "all things".) That levels the playing field a little, and you won't be driven crazy trying to play God, which can be a covert desire to be worshipped. Did you ever think of it that way? (You devil, you! ;-) )
 
Or you might think you need to compare yourself to someone else's life, calling, and accomplishments. Might be nice just to rejoice with them, and let it go at that. No one else needs to be your yardstick. God makes each of who we are. It's good to give thanks for that much.
 
Just a couple little thoughts on a cold blustery December night.
 
Affectionately,
 
Only A Messenger
 
P.S. "Now godliness with contentment is great gain." 1Timothy 6:6. NKJV.