Why me? God…………where did you get the idea my shoulders are SO big? Days turn into weeks that turn into months that turn into the roughest year you have ever lived through. We love to whine, we love to dig into our misery and we are pretty good at letting a moment of discontent become a way of life.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that at times life can absolutely reek. There are days you wonder if you can do this one more minute.
It is a wonderful thing when we can step back and realize that a satisfying, rich and fulfilling life is really nothing like our society defines it. Who do you know that is rich and miserable, smart, popular and good looking and still feels empty and alone? Many roads to satisfaction are full of detours as we try to find understanding of what true happiness really is.
Somehow we get the notion that true happiness is only possible if all areas of our lives line up with some pre-conceived notion that society has told us is the correct formula. So we go back to the list of our lives, maybe if we look at it again we will find the feeling of contentment that eludes us. We check off money, career, family, friends, no conflicts, no anxiety………….until we get to the bottom of our list and although on paper it appears we have it all, we are still searching for something to fill that void inside us.
Your road will continue to be marked with detours and your list will be never ending until we realize that we are trying to define a truly happy life apart from God, there is no such thing. Oh sure you can be happy without God, for a while. Happiness will continue to play hide and seek with us when the definition we use is actually scripted by the devil.
Finding true happiness involves looking in the right places, or maybe it just means opening our eyes to see what has been in front of us the whole time.
There is a reason there have been more songs written about him than any other, more books written about him than any other. There is a reason that life apart from God is no life at all. Our God, He really is an Awesome God.
…………….and so I ride