In Others’ Words: The Need for “This I Knows”
So Monday’s blog post was about reframing impossibilities. Today’s post is about certainties.
I have to admit I kept tripping up over the phrase “The thing about getting older is … “ because, well, while I am getting older, I like to ignore that reality. Overlook the wrinkles. Highlight and lowlight my way past the gray. Celebrate my birthdays, sure, but not focus on my age.
But to put the truth of today’s quote into perspective, it has to be within the context of age … of maturing. I’ve moved from chasing after all the possibilities. I’ve achieved some dreams, some goals. I’ve won some … and I’ve accepted that I’ve lost some. And I’m old enough to realize I’m not going to have the chance to attempt to try everything I’ve ever wanted to … or dreamed of doing. I’ve had to say no to some things so that I can say yes to others.
So life does become about the certainties. The “this I knows,” you could call them. Here’s one thing I am certain of:
God is trustworthy — no matter what the circumstances of my life. I learned this the hard way — through a long season of doubt. (I blogged about this back in 2013.) After that time, I drove a virtual stake in the ground (and I wrote it down in my journal) saying: No matter what God, you are trustworthy.
This topic is not up for discussion in my life. It is one of my “this is I knows.” And yes, I need to know what I am certain about just as much as I need dreams … maybe even more.
In Your Words: Which do you need more: possibilities or certainties? What is one of your “this I knows”?