Monday, February 9, 2009

We are meant for more...

photo: courtesy of flickr
Today, I lost my car keys.  
To make a long story short, I yelled at God.  Yes, out loud.  
"Why did YOU do this to me this morning?" I cried.

The boys spent the night with my mom and dad.  They don't do this very often, so it was a real treat to get ready this morning in some sort of normal way.
Then, to need to walk out the door and not be able to find the keys stressed me!

So, my scapegoat became God.  HE did this TO ME!
My calm morning, that I wanted to cruise to some good music and enjoy my coffee was gone.  I spent about 20 minutes looking for the keys.

Then, I found them where I always keep them.
God smiled.

I got in the car and drove silently for a moment.  Then, I began my apology to the Holy Creator of the universe.  I felt so sad that in a moment over lost coffee and music, I would blame my Heavenly Father.  I talked with Him for awhile, I confessed my pride and anger.  Then, He whispered, "I am working for your good."

I so often think God is somehow out to get me.  Oh beloved, if you know Jesus as the Savior of your soul, He IS WORKING FOR YOUR GOOD.  It so often isn't what we would choose, but we aren't meant to always be happy.  We are meant for more-may my focus shift from seeking earthly contentment to an eternal focus that produces joy and expectancy in the hope of heaven.

4 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

This is so sweet and precious. Thank you for the reminder...one, that I'm not alone in wondering God does thing or rather really, that He simply allows them. He doesn't set out to lose our keys yet why doesn't He make them magically appear, we might think. I am reminded I am not alone and also God does have our very best...we just can't see it for our own hand in the way, huh?

Darby said...

Andi... You are so wise! Thanks for always being so inspiring... I'm so sorry that you lost your keys on such a wonderful morning... but I'm even more glad that the Lord used it for your good and His glory... as He always does!

Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann said...

Amen

Kristen said...

Thanks for putting things in perspective...as always:)