Sunday, July 06, 2008


Have y'all ever seen that movie Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow? I love that movie. I haven't seen it in years, but it is a great movie with an excellent point. Fate...or God (I prefer God) will find you no matter which path you take. Our choices and decisions are own free will, but God is still working in spite of the things we choose for our lives.

Life is constantly changing. I think when you're in your 20's and in college you somehow look at life and think that when you graduate you will get married, have kids and somehow you have "arrived"...quite the contrary. I have learned that when you find that you have "arrived" there may be a great big piece of humble pie waiting for you around the corner. And sometimes that's not always deserving, that's just the way it is.

Lately I've found that my life is in a place where I feel I need to completely redirect everything. Not necessarily take a new path, but focus more on what God wants for me. I haven't a clue what that is, but I do feel very spiritually convicted about certain things.

I'm trying really hard not to do it kicking and screaming. I don't wanna...but I'm pretty sure the reward is great. And really, I'll get to the reward, it just depends on how long I want to continually do the wrong thing, before I finally get the point. And THAT is my decision.

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." Unknown

I really, really want to grow.


Blogger Jenny said...

I am proud of you for welcoming the challenge of growth. You truly amaze me because time after time you face it head on no matter how tough. You keep me going!!

Love YA!!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Happy Mama said...

Great quote~ you seem to always be moving forward and challenging yourself to stretch. I love what you said about how long you want to choose the wrong thing- what a lesson to learn, I'm working on it too! :)

9:52 PM  
Blogger Cheri said...

We all need to be reminded that we need to let God do the guiding and not ourselves.

11:15 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

"life is change, growth is optional" it!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Lisa Renee said...

I LOVE that quote! Where do you find these?! I am not a woman who enjoys change of any kind... I mean to the silly point. I have learned not to be SO much of a planner!

I went to counseling not long before I met T, and she told me I was looking for happiness in all the wrong places. So true, and I kinda knew it. She told me I would never be happy with any blessing unless I saw myself as one and focused on my maker. What your talking about brings me back to that time. I still have to remind myself of it often. Wise words....

11:45 AM  
Blogger John, Kisti & Maren said...

Thanks for your comment about my tri:) I'm definitely not hero should find a tri down there, and do it. It's really easier than you'd think, and so rewarding! If you find one, let me know and I'll help you with training;)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Cheri could read the post, I don't know enough about this to say why you can't see them. There are only 2 so far.

10:38 PM  

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