You gotta connect them…

Connect the dots la la la la la…connect the dots la la la la la

Have you ever noticed that with life it is never the way you pictured it would be? The good and the bad, I can honestly say…”Wow, my life is nothing how I imagined it would be…it is so much better!”

Now granted I wanted to be a professional football player in the NFL and in the off season practice medicine, but I am five foot nothing and I get squeamish at the sight of blood. Sooooo that wasn’t going to happen.

I am fairly young still (but if you ask my students they would beg to differ) and I am still learning this thing called life and what it means to truly walk in my faith of being a Christian.

In the trials and tribulations of life that I have gone through I have noticed that “I” am the one that has put me in those situations. Every bad step, every good advice that was “blown off”, every good intention gone a rye. It falls squarely on my shoulders.

Faith is a funny thing, and I look back and in those times I had put more faith in myself than in my God…

Proverbs 16:9 says, The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.

I had the first part right, but totally neglected the second part…

As I look back in my life there is a lot of pain, heart ache, disappointment, anger, jealousy, resentment…and this is all while I was a believer.

I have made a lot of mistakes, bad choices, bad decisions…just a lot of BAD things, but what I have noticed is that God in His infinite love has taken all pain, heart ache, disappointment, anger, jealousy, resentment and all the mistakes, bad choices, bad decisions in my life, all the broken pieces, the shattered remains, all the ugly in me and he has made my life beautiful…

I picture life as a big connect the dots puzzle and when I was a kid I would look at it and at times I really couldn’t  make out what the puzzle is going to be, but when I started connecting the dots the picture becomes more evident.

Can you connect the dots?

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