In Others’ Words: Waste Not, Want Not
I can’t always control what happens in my life — the joys or the sorrows. Even when I make a decision that I’ve determined is right and best, that doesn’t mean I control other people’s responses. What I see as leading to healing and wholeness, someone else may interpret as wrong.
And in the act of creating joy in my life … I experience sorrow.
What I must choose to do … what I have chosen to do … is accept that sometimes joy is laced with sorrow. It reminds me of when we were a military family and Uncle Sam would decree it was time to move. The goodbyes stained the transition with tears, even as I knew that God was in the move. He was going before us and there would be a place for us. Friends.
A reason for joy.
In the midst of troubles — changes, being told what I am doing is wrong — I can choose to trust or to doubt. I can choose to be brave or to be fearful. I can choose to have confidence (my word for 2013) or to question who I am and why I did what I did.
One wastes my time.
One reaps wisdom.
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