A lot has been happening in the world of Sarah, lately, though none of it would seem to be a big deal in and of itself. It's a lot of little things. But you know... something can be the size of a grain of sand, but if you put enough of those things together, you make a beach. And what I mean by that is... the more little things, the bigger the picture seems to be.
I'm confusing you... and if not... I'm confusing me. :-P
Here's my take on life. PLEASE do submit your opinions. I am eager to know what people think, whether it includes your opinion, biblical backing, or just a random story you feel like sharing from your own life, please share... I could use a little light from another's perspective to help scurry away the shadows cast by my own.
Some people believe that God essentially works like this: If he didn't mean for you to have this job, it wouldn't have worked out. If he didn't mean for you to live in your house or drive your particular car, it wouldn't have happened. If he didn't want you to get fired for seemingly no good reason, you wouldn't have (fyi - no, I didn't lose my job... just a few examples).
But I don't believe this, so much. I think God has plans, and we can stray from them (hence the whole free-will thing). Right?! Did God call Jonah to run away to the belly of a whale? No. Did God call David to become addicted to pornography, fall into adultery, and then have a man killed so that he could marry a woman? No. I don't believe that this was their calling - I believe this was just the path they chose (granted - a very difficult path for each of them).
Some of you will disagree with me, but that's alright. It's just my opinion - take it for what it's worth.
This is how I view things, and this is where I need your input. For the most part, I think that God calls us to something, and he has an "end point" in mind. I think God says "I want you here" and it's like a BIG Red push-pin on our life's map. And this is where things differ for people: there may be an obvious path to some people, a difficult path to others, and there be ansolutely no evident path path to others, still (like me); but I think he says "I want you here. Now get there."
It's kind've like MapQuesting directions from here to Ghana. A friend of mine has family there, and said he put in his address, and then selected Ghana as his destination. MapQuest actually gave him directions to some sort of pier on the eastern US coast, and then pretty much said "I can't get to accross the ocean, but once you get over there, do this...".
Like the old "do we go over it, around it, or through it" type of thing. There's endless possibilities when it comes to getting from point A to point B. There are so many ways to get to your particular calling, you just have to choose one and then get there - But through it all, the destination stays the same.
What do you think? Does this make sense? Do you think it works this way, or am I like WAY totally off?! I'm really interested to know. And don't hold back... I can take it.