Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Putting the Top On
I had to put the top back on the Jeep yesterday. I was not real happy about it. But they say it's going to rain all week so, you gotta do what you gotta do.
My favorite part of the year is the part when the top is off the Jeep. I love the wind, the fresh air, the feeling of freedom...it's awesome. Yes sometimes it's loud and it even is a bit gross when you pass road kill, but overall it's awesome.
My life gets that way sometimes too. I love the fun, freedom, excitement, and then the rain comes and you have to cover up. Stuff happens. You get distracted, frustrated, and even mad. You feel as if your freedom has been taken away or your "rights" have been violated. You don't want to take time to put the top on. You want to continue enjoying the free-wheeling excitement with the wind in your hair and the sun on your increasingly balding head. But you can't. You have to deal with the things that life throws at you.
Just because you have to put the top on doesn't mean that life can't still be fun and enjoyable. This rain will not last forever. The sun will shine again. The temperature will go back up. Things will get better. They always do.
Don't hang out in the rain. Seek the shelter you need in God's grace, mercy, wisdom and power. Let Him help you deal with the stuff that happens. And look forward to taking the top off again.
So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen. 2 Timothy 2:10 NLT
BTW...just checked the forecast. Top may come off Saturday!