- Kids will plan on getting sick on Wednesday
- Car will break down next week and I'll have to buy a new battery
- Someone will show up in desperate need of help. This will take up a LOT of my time and energy. I will lovingly and freely give it to them.
- I bet I'll get sick this weekend. I should go ahead and buy some soup.
Life just happens. It doesn't call you ahead of time and let you know it's going to drop a bomb on you. It doesn't care that your schedule is packed this week or that you're already registered to run that marathon at the end of the month. You can either get mad about it - annoyed, frustrated, and bent out of shape - or you can learn to roll with it.
And while I think we're usually under the impression that these are the times - as much as we hate them - that shape who we are, I'm believing more and more every day that they actually REVEAL who we are. You see what you're made of. You find out what your character looks like when nothing goes according to plan. And I'm not talking about because you were a slacker and didn't prepare, but because the unforeseeable and unpredictable showed up and kicked your down in. BOOM! Life usually doesn't knock first; it just lets itself in.
What's life thrown your way lately? Or is it just around the next corner?
Are you ready? Are your feet firmly planted on Christ?
He's the ONLY thing that's unshakeable. No matter what.