Monday, March 29, 2010

Everyone needs a little chaos so they can have a story to tell

It's hard to really get beneath the surface with anyone and get into a deep conversation without finding out just how much struggle there is through this life. It just seems like the harder the try to do right, the tougher the roads are. But that makes sense, right? I mean, there is more friction when you walk on a rough surface.

Sometimes, the questions is why...why do we have to keep struggling through all of it? We ask God..."Why can't it just be easy for me this once? Just one time, God?" And sometimes I hear back..."It's because I want you to testify". In other words, He wants me to have a story to tell.

I was reminded of this talking to Aeriole this morning. I am sure it can't be easy carving out a new life and all the uncertainties that come with it. But it is with all of us regardless of the stage of lives...struggles. Now we can blame Adam and Eve for sinning or we can do what Joy reminds us to do...Find God in the midst of it. And I bet He'll say something along this lines to you while He graces you with His love and presence - "Everyone needs a little chaos so they can have a story to tell."

It's 12 days to my wedding and I ask Amy almost everyday if she understands what she's getting into with me and she asks me the same question. It's been an interesting journey to say the least...a few vehicle problems, ran out of gas once and almost killed each other when we got lost (or em...misplaced). But there has also been many exits filled with friends and family along the way that helped us stay on track. For that, I am eternally grateful to all of you.


Joy said...

This is wonderful! And what a perspective . . .out of the struggles come testimonies -- stories to tell! Thanks for the shout out! I didn't even expect to find it here. May your next few days be filled with deep joy and many many happy moments to remember throughout your marriage and your lives . . . I'm sure the "stories to tell" will supply themselves over the next few days. Enjoy:)

Ugo said...

Thanks Joy...about the shout out, I just try to give props where props is/are due. It was a really good message. Looking forward to married life...enjoyed single life and I mean, I enjoyed it but it's time for the next stage and I am thankful to God for that.