I Would Have No Problems If There Were No People

Sorry if the blog posts have been a little sparse. Unfortunately, that is likely to be a trend for the time-being. My advice is to write something yourself, and then read that. 😉

But I will share with you a few thoughts I had yesterday.

Imagine you’re a photographer going out to shoot long, gorgeous vistas of the mountains. The weather is perfect, the sunlight is perfect, and you’re already pumped about the finished result.

But everywhere you try to point your camera, trees get in the way. Every kind of tree imaginable seems to be looking for opportunities to ruin your sight line. You take the pictures anyway, and come home disappointed.

But when you pull up the images, you’re astonished to see frame after frame of stunning photographs of trees. Every variety, all mingling harmoniously together, lapping up the sunrays. It’s not even fall, but the colors are ravishing. At once you realize that you had gone out looking for one thing, but found something much better.

Those trees are the people in your life. We all set out looking for something for ourselves. We know what we want, and hell if we’re not going to get it.

Ambition is fine in and of itself, but what do you do when people get in the way? If we are wise, we will see them as God’s objective from the beginning, and that we should see them as the subject, not the obstacle.

May your heart (and mine) be molded to the purpose of God today.

2 thoughts on “I Would Have No Problems If There Were No People

  1. This blog is a testament to what has happened throughout my life. 99% of the time, I had a very specific plan. 100% of the time the plan evolved into something else. I guess the key is flexibility, knowing that once we dedicate our life to Christ, our plans no longer belong to us, rather they belong to God.

  2. This blog is a testament to what has happened throughout my life. 99% of the time, I had a very specific plan. 100% of the time the plan evolved into something else. I guess the key is flexibility, knowing that once we dedicate our life to Christ, our plans no longer belong to us, rather they belong to God.

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