Life is one big ball of confusion. I decided that a few years ago. I think everyone ..well maybe almost everyone can relate to this in some way or another. You have all of these ideas and dreams in your head of where you want to go, what you want to do, who you want to influence, etc, etc.
But somehow things don’t go as planned. For me, it seems like they never do. Sometimes they end up making things better than expected; Other times they leave me dumbfounded, adding things to my list of “things to ask God when I get to Heaven”. Here’s some examples:
dumbfounded: I grew up with the perfect family, and then out of the blue my parents seperate and things get crazy.
better than expected: I always thought I would go to grad school and get married when I was 40….but I met the love of my life and got married the week after I graduated.
dumbfounded: I have a B.A in Psychology and I can’t seem to find a “regular” 9-5 job.
better than expected: my mom moved to the Midwest after my parents got divorced…but after visiting there, its my favorite place on earth.
and so on..you get the picture. We all have these situations in our life that go differently than we expect they will, and they all have various outcomes. But there’s an awesome “glass half full” way of looking at these experiences.
God’s word says that in all things, He works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28).
So for those “dumbfounded” experiences, we can just trust that someday we will understand the good that will eventually come from that situation…and it will turn out to be “better than expected”.
Someday I will understand why I don’t have a “college-worthy” job. Someday I will understand why we are going through such hard financial times. Someday I will understand why we aren’t hearing from God about moving.
And for now, all I can do is trust and enjoy being dumbfounded 🙂