Monday, February 04, 2008

Into the Great Wide Open

(Thank you, Tom Petty)
It's so amazing. Life is very unpredictable, and as much as you think you might know where you are going and what you will be doing ten years from now, you can never truly be sure. I, for one, relish this. Not knowing where you're going is so exciting, and it really makes you rely on God all the more.
Take me, for instance. I have no idea where I'll be in the next six months, let alone ten years. Six months from now, my life could radically change forever or it could look generally the same. What do I know? I could be married, single, at home, abroad, happy, freaked out, contented, uneasy...all of the above...
That's life! It's great! I wouldn't go to a psychic/soothsayer/tarot reader/general future-knower if you paid me, because I don't want to know what's ahead for me. God doesn't want me to know, either, because He knows I probably would start planning and getting too worked up about things and forget completely about the "now", the things that are right in front of me, the work I've got to do to get where I'm going. He's pretty smart like that.
I want to pray through every step I take.
Throughout Lent, I hope to be doing just that with my extra waking hour in the morning. It will be so great to see how this works itself out in practice. I'll keep you updated. This is going to be great!
PS. Our trip to the mountains this past weekend was great. If you don't believe in God, I suggest you move to the Rocky Mountains and then shut your trap. You've got nothin'.


Megan said...

An old friend of mine went to a psychic a couple years ago and the psychic told her she'd better get to the doctor ASAP cause there was something very serious going on. My friend went, and she found out that she had cervical cancer.

clb said...

The thing is, I don't underestimate the power of these people who claim they can see into the future. After all, there are psychics and soothsayers in the Bible (I'm not talking about prophets...) who could resurrect the dead, apparently.
However, it is said on no uncertain terms to not visit one. God knows the future, too! If we talk to Him, He might share a little with us. Just what we need to know, though, and rarely any more than that.

Marisa said...

Good post.