Detour!

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As a little girl and even a college student, I had plans, ideas, dreams. I thought I knew exactly what my life should and would be. There was a time when I thought I was on the right road. Oh, don't get me wrong...there were some speed bumps but nothing that totally changed the direction my life was heading. Now after a career change, divorce, health issues and a few other things, I see that a detour or two isn't bad. Detouring allows you to see a different view and experience life in a new way. We all need some new scenery every once in a while and a detour just allows you to slow down, reevaluate and appreciate what you have or did have in your life. Thank God daily not only for your path but for the bumps, traffic jams, and even the detours that you experience in life.

A lesson taught by an 8 year old

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Preston and I were having a "discussion" today about how if you always want more or what you have doesn't satisfy you then that is considered being selfish. The whole point I was trying to make is selfishness and greed are not good, but I don't think I succeeded; however I think God turned those pointing fingers right back around at me. I got to thinking about when I talk to my Father how I say "God do this", "can you please do that", "I would like this", and "it would make life easier if it was..." WOW what I shock. Here I am fussing and complaining with Preston that a coke and chips are enough and not to ask for more and when I talk to God all I do is ask for the outrageous and the miracles. I forget to thank Him for those answered prayers and give him control of all my life even the small stuff. I just hit Him with the big stuff and move on. I need to learn to stop and say thank you without wanting more in return.

Quotes

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I have been obsessed with quotes that fit my life lately. I have tons on my bulletin board at work. I happened to look up at them today and one jumped off the board at me. It was

"Our problems are opportunities to discover God's solutions."

We sometimes don't always see where our situation is headed but God does. He knows how everything is going to work and and where everything has been. He sees the BIG picture when we only see what is right in front of our faces especially if it is a problem or a traumatic situation we are facing. God uses every situation and every situation helps us grow.

Think about it like a math problem. You are working on the problem and your friend sitting beside you comes up with the solution quickly why you are still working on it five minutes later. It all comes down to how your friend viewed the problem, what course he took and how he used all his components. Same with GOD!!!! We don't see things through His eyes. We need to trust and wait for HIS solution.