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Circumstances Are Unreliable

I often look at my circumstances and attempt to make a prediction about what the outcome of a situation may be. Do you do that? I have discovered that circumstances are an unreliable predictor or outcomes.

My TCU horned frogs were scheduled for the battle of the year against the Oregon Ducks. Days before that game we lost our QB all frog fans began to look at the circumstances and begin to predict the outcome of the game would not be in our favor.

Even my own husband, a former TCU player, declared he didn’t really want to watch the game anymore. He tuned in, but he was tuned out and playing solitaire the whole first half as the ducks went up 31-0. At half time he turned to the basketball game and said it would be more interesting. Thankfully, our son begged him to turn the TCU game back on and we got to witness a nail-biting, heart-pounding, epic comeback!

The circumstances were lined up against the team. The outcome should have been easily predicted. But circumstances are unreliable.

I can’t help but relate this to my life with Christ. When I look at my life, and I consider my circumstances, I feel like I can easily predict my outcome. But God has a way of inserting himself and changing the predictable to the unpredictable!

When I think I’m destined for failure, He turns it around. When I think surely there is NO WAY, He makes a way! When I’m feeling heavy in my heart and defeated, I turn to this verse now and it reminds me circumstances are unreliable!

May it bless you too.

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.” -Psalm 27:13-14

You see, I would easily despair.

Actually, let’s be honest.

I worry. I wake up in the middle of the night. I despair!

And then I remember the goodness of the Lord that I have already seen. I realize that He has more goodness that He wants to show me. So, in my life, when I despair, I remember the goodness of the Lord that I have seen in the land of the living.

I don’t know why the Lord doesn’t work on my timeline. It would be so much easier for me. But that would make me lazy – I wouldn’t have to exercise my faith. I wouldn’t have to wait. I wouldn’t have to pray. I wouldn’t have to believe that God’s plan for me is better than my desires.

Rather, I chose to believe that I will continue to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Chanda

Blast From the Past: Beginning at 30 Show

30Soooo, a few years ago – 4ish, I think. My friend and I decided to start a podcast about how life really begins at 30. That podcast has long since podfaded (<– when a podcast just fades into the background and ceases to exist).

Well today, I found one of the podcast episodes on my laptop – yes, my laptop is that ole! And I decided to give it a listen.

Then I texted my friend and told her she should listen too.

Now, I’m publishing it so you can listen.

What do you think? Should we bring back the show?

Give me your honest opinion!

Long Time Coming

First, let me say – this is not my first time starting a blog. Over the years I have had several – some are still online today. Each one had a singular purpose and focus and I always felt limited by which topics I could discuss on each blog.

I’m excited about this particular blog because, well, it’s just about me and I’m multi-dimensional – a bit off focused – sometimes scattered. But really, who isn’t!

So you can expect a lot of different things from this blog. Post about my faith, being a wife and mom, running a business. And so much more.

A blog where I can just be me in all my craziness – it’s been a long time coming!

Stay Tuned,Chanda