I used to keep diaries since I was a kid. It just felt good to re-read them later and laugh at my English skills (because I could never really convey the exact meaning or find the perfect word in Russian or Ukrainian). It also was interesting to observe the changes in my life and character.
It’s too easy to get entangled in daily matters and petty stuff, but when you compare the odds, it is much preferable to spend what time we’ve got loving each other instead of complaining that something isn’t as we expected. And be thankful to God for the time that we have – because you never know when you might run out of that time.
I listened this morning to Nick Vujicic’ podcast based on Proverbs 19:21: “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails” and it made me think… I still don’t like it when something I plan fails miserably. I still keep bugging God to tell me what is going to happen so I can prepare accordingly. And yet, I am glad that it is His plan that prevails.