Archive for May, 2011
I just stumbled across a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago (on a different blog) and thought it appropriate to repost here:
Pointing Back at Me
A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. – Proverbs 19:3
Wow…what truth in such a short phrase. I think about how many times I’ve blamed God for a situation I got myself into. I’m a firm believer that God very often saves us from our own stupidity, but that’s at his discretion. Just as often he, being the great father he is, uses our “folly” as an opportunity to teach us a valuable lesson.
My prayer is not that I won’t make mistakes (who could meet that expectation?) but that I will find the good, learn the lesson and celebrate the journey, no matter how many mistakes I make. Sounds like a Hallmark movie, doesn’t it? Oh well…that philosophy has gotten me through tough times as well as helping me walk through the consequences of my less than stellar decisions.
I just imagine God looking at me saying “Don’t put that one on me! You got yourself into that mess.”