Have you ever written a poem? I am not very good at poetry but I do like to write from time to time. Sometimes the poem starts out strong and it flows and sounds beautiful, but then I hit a wall and can’t find the words to continue my rhyme. Sometimes the idea is there but the right words just won’t come. So I go back and read the flow from the beginning, hoping that by reflecting on what was already written, the rest would pour out, and the poem will be a masterpiece.
Life is kind of like this. At least for me, I know that my life is a masterpiece in the Lord’s eyes, I know He has a plan for my life that is greater than any I could ever imagine. Yet I find myself going back and revisiting the years that have already passed, looking for the moments that filled me with joy and confidence. I keep searching for a feeling that will flow forward and bring contentment in my today.
That is not to say I am not content, I am, for the most part, but there is a break in the flow of my life’s poem, verses missing. My relationship with the Lord is strengthening every day and I am finding joy even in my struggles and daily frustrations. So what am I searching for? Why do I keep re-reading each page of my life and searching for meaning? For the most part, this life has been an anomalous experience. Yet, there is a break in the flow of my life’s poem, there are verses missing. Perhaps it is because I am getting older and have begun to face the reality of my legacy. But that is for another post.
I know the story of my life is not yet complete, I know the best verse has not yet been written, I know that when the Lord has completed His good work in me I will be a masterpiece.
Today’s thought: The treasures in your heart are building blocks filling you with passion and hope for a future beyond expectation.