The possibilities are endless, in most situations, for things to happen, or not happen.
I struggle with the ideal way(s) I think things should happen. And, if I’m honest, I can nearly become paralyzed because of this.
I strive to make things happen in the best way possible, to do the best possible job and control the best possible outcome.
But that’s a problem. I want to control this situation, make it ideal, more than I want to be excited just to have the ability to be here, now.
I miss it. I miss the limited amount of opportunities and possibilities of what could happen, what I could do, and even more what God could do with the present because I’m overly fixated on what I think is ideal.
I don’t always see things the way they are. Instead, I complain or get frustrated that they aren’t what I want them to be.
Sometimes, this is the Spirit of God in me, provoking me to move towards change, or move the culture or atmosphere around me towards more of what He desires. But other times it’s just me whining.
I struggle with the ideal, but I usually come around after a while.
I’d rather not whine so much, though.
God wants us to invite Him into the now, into the mess of what isn’t ideal and isn’t perfect and isn’t what we’d prefer. He wants to meet us and give us life where we are.
I’m not so sure that God is as concerned with making things ideal as He is with making us more like Him.
Let’s move toward inviting God into what is and away from worrying about what isn’t.