Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Acceptance?

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about no longer being able to dream about my life and what it holds in store for me.

Some people may think I feel this way, because they believe I am suffering from grief-depression.  Maybe they're right.  Maybe, they're not.

I prefer to think that it is just a case that while I have maintained a positive attitude throughout my life, even though I have suffered trial after trial, after trial, after trial, after trial, etc., etc., I have just reached a point of acceptance.

Acceptance?

Yes.  Acceptance.

I have finally reached the point in my life, where I realize that I don't have a lot of time left to live.  There is no real future to think of, considering that people my age, who are baby-boomers, are approaching the time in their lives, when retirement is the main focus of their futures.  After all, no one lives forever.

In this day and age, we live in an environment, where the older we get, the less value we have in life.  At least that is the way it seems to be, for those who are in/of the world. 

I'm thankful that at least God sees value in me.  I'm grateful He chose to save me.  I'm grateful He's always had a plan for my life, even if it wasn't humanly rewarding.

I realize that God's plan for people like me, is to allow me to experience heartbreak, repeatedly.  He has proven to me and to the world that I am a much stronger woman, than I have given myself in the past, credit for being.

He has also shown me that He really meant what He said, when He told us that His will is always done.

Our will doesn't really matter.  My will doesn't matter.  Only His will, matters.  And, His will is always done.

He has shown me that without Him, I am nothing.  This isn't a new lesson learned, for I have known this for many a year.  As I have said several times in the past, I know that I cannot even take my next breath, without His ordaining it.

I also know that God uses some people to show others that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.  He uses some people and usually some horrible events in their lives, to show how much He cares for us.  To show that all things truly do work together for good, for those who love God, to those who are the called, according to His purpose.

How do I know all this?  The Bible tells me so.

Just as God's Word tells me that Jesus loves me, it also tells me that He loves you, too. 


Until next time...

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