In a peaceful breeze that filters through the cedar columns, I sit on the front porch rocking; meditating about things I’d like to change. So my mind wanders off into space…. I guess you could say I’m daydreaming . The refreshing winds do little for my incentive as I’m about to fall asleep. I ask you, what would you change in your life if you could?
I ponder why God makes an example of me. I’m so different from a decade ago – poor in spirit, alone, and nothing manifested. I had to come to grips that only God could really change me.
With no sun to paint a pretty picture, I was very accident prone. I shouldn’t have lived much past the age of five. An eight hour surgery should have ended my existence, but it didn’t, somehow. At eight years old, I learned to sailor dive in three feet of water; boy that was a bloody mistake! No one told me to keep my head back….
In the boot camp training of dings, cuts, scrapes and bruises, I’m lucky I’m still intact. But life is a marvelous gift, compliments of God above. We have all had our brushes with destiny, yet we made it through.
I ask our Lord, why am I writing this right now? Is there a purpose? I think of things I wish I could have changed – the experiences that made me, Me. It’s easy – not one thing!
In the mirror, I see a little boy who lost his father before his prime. I fought to comprehend the meaning of life; I wonder no more. God has brought me to this point of rocking on the front porch, writing to you; enjoying the moment as the winds cool. While sipping on my lukewarm coffee, I don’t question where faith leads me as I review the circumstances of the last six months. But my message is quite simple…
Stand still, let God do his work! You do your own. Don’t grab at a storm that God has removed from your situation. Your personal experiences, whether good or bad, allows you to be where you are today.
Graciously, I offer a thought of conjecture… God made YOU – the imperfections and yet gifts untold. We all have them. Our past is the foundation of tomorrow; stand up and be counted!