My momma always said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump
Things in life never really turn out exactly the way you expect. If you are like me, you may visualize things in your life a certain way. Very seldom do things turn out that way.
For one thing, God has the big picture. I don’t. God knows why, where, and how. I tend to limit God in my thinking. A lot of us probably do.
Plus, I hate to admit this. I don’t like change. Isn’t that crazy? Life is change. But it’s true. I fight change every chance I can. I guess I am a downright chicken. Here’s the real truth, I’m afraid of the unknown. I get comfortable in my little life the way it is and I don’t want anyone messing with it.
God really does have a sense of humor because 2 years ago I flew to Hawaii and got married. I thought I was going to live on the island of Molokai for quite some time. Well, as it turns out I lived on two islands and moved 4 times in those two years.
Yesterday I made my fifth move. This time my husband and I will be calling Oregon home. I don’t know exactly where in Oregon, but most likely the Portland area. (More unknown.) 🙂
I believe God has a lesson or two or three in this for me. Could the lesson be as simple as learning to accept change more readily, to surrender to God’s plan?
I will miss Hawaii. I didn’t get around to doing or seeing all the things I wanted to while I lived there. Hopefully, I will be given another chnace to live there again. But for now, I am going to live in another absolutely gorgeous state. I know Oregon will be a treat. I just don’t know what flavor.
With grace I humbly ask you to be with me as I move through life. I know You have a plan for me and that gives me comfort. Help me to adapt more readily to change. Help me to overcome my fear of the unknown.
Give me the wisdom to use these life lessons as an opportunity to improve myself, my conscious connection with you, and my relationships with others. Thy will be done in all things.
In Christ’s Name. Amen.
P.S. I want to say Aloha to all my Hawaii friends. I have really enjoyed getting to know and love everyone of you. Mahalo for your friendship.
Photographic Credit: The photograph above is by Aunt Owwee. More of her work can be seen here.
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