Ever wish you lived in a fairy tale? In a wonderful world where yes, there is evil, but good always wins? Yeah. Me too. I especially like the part where a prince in shining armor swoops in and saves the day. But that’s not real life, is it?
See real life there are problems. There are hardships and stuggles, but you don’t always manage to beat them, and sometimes they manage to beat you. It stinks too, and it effects you daily. Sometimes you can’t beat the struggle of addiction, and you let it eat you alive every day. Sometimes you cannot get a to do list done, and you feel like a failure. Sometimes you can’t make a reltaionshipwork, and you wonder either what you did wrong or why the heck you got in that position to begin with. None of those stories are fairy tales. They kind of stink. They are kind of the story of our lives, and yet, none of them to seem to have a happy ending.
So what can we do about it?
What can we do to change these things?
Maybe it’s time to let God author our story.
So how? How to we let the God of the universe steer where we go not only in our day to day lives, but also for eternity? Pray. Spend time with the maker and your heart will become more like his. Worship, put forth an effort, use your actions for His glory.The more time you spend around someone the more you become like them, so maybe another one to add to the list is solitude. Time alone with him. Time to slow down and just be in his wonderful presense.
I don’t know about you, but I think that comes out sounding like a fairy tale. Not everything is good, but there’s a plotline that the Author knows, and it ends in happily ever after, with Jesus, maybe not on a white horse but in a white robe, piercings in his hands and feet, reaching down after having given his all for you and saying that he loves you more than life itself. He proved that.
I am ready to live that fairy tale, that life.
How about you?