Hey guys, Medge here!
Summer has poured “rain on my parade” in the most unexpected of ways. From the silly little things like going to an editors meeting at 2:15 because you missed the follow up email saying that it now started at 2 :)…to the even more serious things, like missing the bill payment for school… or, even having a cracked screen on my laptop that holds all my writing files (including this post that I rewrote) with no funds to pay for damages. Needless to say, I was drowning.
When situations like those arose, it was super easy for me to dig a hole and fill it with every complaint possible. I felt like I was being punished and just as quick as a smile spread on my face, it would disappear.
I was trying to go one way but something would just happen and throw me off course. Every day, there was something new that I didn’t want to deal with and it made it easy to forget to appreciate the brand new mercies God shows me every day.
If you know me, you know I’m a pretty beat person lol. Things have “just happened” to me all my life. My excuse for all that has always been “Welp! That’s the way my life is set up.” And it’s kind of true — I’m the one with the most kooky, just-for-Medgina stories.
Now, while this holds some validity, I can’t act as if my life is set up to fail.
We tend to get self centered in our own desires. We want things right now, in our way, without any obstructions. We just want life to be easy. How amazing would it be to have the dream job, dream life with n-o-t-h-i-n-g to worry about — just imagine. Did the bubble burst yet? Yup, that’s reality for ya! But guess what? Daniel 3:18 says, “If not he is still good…” This mean, regardless of what happened and what will happen, God is for us.
Even when I can’t see the sunny side to a situation, even when my definition of bad day is God’s example of triumph — He isn’t going to change. He will always be good even when everything seems bad.
God will always be good even when everything seems bad. Click To Tweet
There have been times that I regret what’s going on in my life, but the blessings are too big and powerful to dwell in that regret. I would talk to my friends as if they could answer my dilemmas but God’s plan was bigger than the worry I had. Overdue on my bill for school? Blessed with an extension. Laptop needs to repair? My best friend is giving me hers for the rest of the summer. I don’t deserve this at all but He is going to be good to me. And even if it’s not in the way I want or see or imagine — God is always going to be good.
Even if it's not in the way I want or see or imagine, God is always going to be good -- that's just who He is. Click To Tweet
Embracing rain on my parade is something I need to be mindful of. So today instead of wishing back to a moment where I felt worry free, I simply choose to be free.
Instead of wishing back to a moment where I felt worry free, I simply choose to be free. Click To Tweet
It’s a journey for sure but I can’t allow doubt to control my thoughts. Instead of moping with your friends, motivate them to see life for the beautiful twisted gift it is. Nothing in life comes easy but when it’s filled with confidence and trust that everything God sends your way in one way or the other is good — you’ll feel free. And that’s good.