Friday, August 20

No More Crying Over Spilled Milk

Sometimes I feel like I'm living life on the edge.
Now make no mistake...
I'm not talking about the edge
where I am jumping out of airplanes, doing flips,
and eating vegetables every day....
I'm slightly too much of a frightened freddy to do that.

I'm talking about living life
on the edge of my emotions.

The day is going great. The Lord is good. 
and then Boom with a capital B. 

I get a frustrating phone call...
an unexpected bill comes in the mail...
the milk spills...
and the day seems ruined.

I am instantly frustrated. 
I feel stressed and irritated. 
I am grumpy as all get out.

And then the next day, I hear good news...
a sample comes in the mail...
and the milk's on sale!

and Boom (with a capital B), 
life feels great again.

I hate living like that. 
I want to consistently live my life content with what the Lord has given me.
I don't want my joy to be based on the day's circumstances.
I want to be thankful for the blessings of today
yet trusting that the "spilled milk moments"
have a purpose in my growth as God's child
and being truly thankful for those moments as well.

It's easy to be cheerful when things go right... 
when the land flows with coupons and candy,
and the day goes perfectly perfect.

But what about when the day does not go right?
Can I stand firm on the Foundation
and not waver
when the wind and rain comes?

It's a daily struggle to stop living life "on the edge"
but I certainly want to...
and I want to replace the life on the edge
with a life filled with unlimited joy and contentedness
with the life God has set before me,
even when that plan includes spilled milk.