Hindsight is 20/20....And so much MORE!
I hope you all had a wonderful week and weekend since my last blog.
Today I want to touch on a topic that made me chuckle but provided SO much insight regarding this very old saying..."Hindsight is 20/20." I will use my own personal experience and you can for SURE laugh at my connection between the two. So, I often ask myself "How can you know if God is really moving IN your life? I mean, despite the obvious things...how can you really see how he's led you, provided guidance, and protected you from your own wants, needs, desires etc. You know, those things you were like "God PLEASE let me have this...or let me do that." Those things you want SO bad...at some point in your life. We all have had those "things" that we thought would make us totally happy so we prayed, lost sleep, spent money, lost hair, weight and our minds! At that time, (and I'm repeating that for a reason), we thought if God had given us what we wanted that the rest of our lives would be great!
Which leads me into the reason for this particular blog. Many times God is in fact working things out for us and we must understand that if he tells us "No"....there is that ALL knowing, ALL seeing element of Him that we should find peace with. Meaning, we should be ok with whatever his answer is because if it is good for us, not only for our NOW but for our future, he would not withhold it. However, if that ALL knowing and ALL seeing element says that, that particular something is NOT going to be good for you not only in your NOW but in your future, I'm sure that "No"...is for your protection. It's not always easy to see how God is working on your behalf, leading you, intervening in your life and protecting you from things...while you're in the midst of a situation. You may be in a state now where you are desiring something or praying for something to happen (or not happen) and perhaps God is saying "no" to you, He may be saying "not right now" but either way we must be okay with that. Trust ME, it's Not easy...Lord knows it's not. But it's for the good of your own mental well-being to look at life from this perspective.
To me, hindsight is more than just 20/20...I think hindsight provides US with a clear view and confirmation of exactly how God worked something out on our behalf, even when we didn't know He in fact was! Hindsight..is more than just realizing a decision you've made was a good or bad one..it's a way of seeing just how God had mercy on us and protected us from making critical mistakes. Or how He provided us with ability to make a great decision about something! I'm not sure about all of you but I do need that little extra encouragement sometimes that he is in fact leading me and walking with me in my life. This hindsight provides me with just that because I can SEE just how His, no's, wait's, and later's have actually been for my best interest.
My example: When I was 14, I LOVED KCi from Jodeci! Me and unnamed persons *snickers* met Jodeci, I gave Kci my phone number, he called me and I so wanted to marry him! I mean Jodeci was EVERYTHING and I just knew if he liked me and we talked he would want to marry me as well! He was soooo cute, sexy and wanted by millions of chicks around the world! But God knew where I would be later on in life...as well as where Kci would be later on in life and let's just say ummm....Things wouldn't have worked out. (You may laugh)....All I knew is that I wanted to marry Kci. Period. (Pause)
Nor This One!! Ugh!
God KNEW! lol...THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR "NO!!"
Now that you've laughed at my expense...have a wonderful week!
Happy Birthday to ME 11/22!