This Christmas holiday has been great – even though none of our children were with us in Kenya. Good times with friends, kuku choma (Kenyan equivalent of turkey and dressing), and a chance to relax. In the name of ‘relaxing,’ we watched the full first season of a very fascinating TV series on CD. It was a lot of hours.
Trying to get over the nagging guilt about time ‘wasted,’ I asked the Lord, “So what do you want me to learn from this?” God pointed out several useful lessons. The most prominent was: “I AM THE AUTHOR. I HAVE WRITTEN THE SCRIPT.”
“Great, Lord. Where does that leave me?”
“That is simple. Read the script, then play the part I have assigned to you.”
Wow! That sounds like an assignment for the whole of 2013. Actually, it sounds like an assignment for the whole of life!
Back to the movie. Many times, Ibrahim and I would shout at each other: “Why did she do that?” or “She should have said _ _ _; it would have saved the mess.” Or, “If only he hadn’t _ _ _!” But obviously the playwright wanted the script to be exactly as he had written it, and knew why everything was happening ‘just so.’
God was reminding me: “There are many things in life you feel should have happened differently. There are many times you think I am late. Often you wonder ‘why’ it had to be a certain way. But just remember: I am the one in charge of what happens and what doesn’t. It is not up to you; it’s up to ME!”
Back to ‘where does that leave me?’ Again: learn to listen – learn to read carefully – learn to hear the Lord’s voice more clearly. Then obey. Just do it, exactly as you have been told.
I am praying that I will be a ‘star actress’ in God’s rendition of my life. “Let us (all) keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith!”
Have a blessed 2013 following our Divine Author!