Thursday, January 05, 2012
How many people would trade places with another? Not for a day or a week, or a year, but actually switcheroo for life. I know the answer for everybody: NONE OF US!!
'Isn't that the simplest thing? No matter how bad I have it, there is not another I would trade places with forever. I may be poor, may be fat, may not have the ideal life, family is poster fodder for dysfunction, BUT I have shoveled out a little niche` to survive, be somewhat content in my skin, in my home, in my job, ,church, neighborhood, family. I do NOT have cancer, I do NOT live in a wheelchair or my bed, I can see, hear, feel, smell(sorta), walk, talk.
I am not in a war, can decide things for myself, am not in a prison, starving or unable to practice any religion or other freedoms others do not have...
I do not have legal problems, overexposure to the media, hounded by greedy people for my money, I REALLY do not have anybody jealous of me!!! LOL!
The above are MY things, my reasons for not wanting to trade, BUT, and this is a BIG BUT,,,
the main reason is that my God has put me here in this saggy, baggy, wrinkly old body, with this mind, home, job, family, health,etc.. for His purpose, ,, I am a gift to SOMEBODY or SOMETHING(God help them) for some reason.. HE moves the strings, I merely test the waters. HE gives me what I need, I merely have to figure out if I need it or just want it..
We are all on this wild ride called life, a short nano-second in HIS timetable, so I am buckled in my roller coaster seat, ready for the high hills, but kind of nervous about those deep dips on that big coaster,, they take my breath away, make me queasy, but I scream like a girl and zoom up and down, always landing on my feet, as HE plans. How amazing and awesome is this?? I am still working on the part where I put my arms up in the air as I do this zooming, but I am getting braver!!
This does not mean I am not a big coward and do not stumble a lot or make God scratch His head and say,"What was she thinking?"..
The big wonder for me is: If I am made in His image, I hope He either changes MY looks or His before I see HIM!!
( I think HE was still practicing with the molds when HE made me.)