The Roller Coaster Ride
There are times in your life when things move as planned. You begin to feel like an eagle soaring, with your wings lifted so high. The wind seems to understand your flow and movement, and all you see is sunshine. Or you see your life as one on a speed boat. The sound of the engine and the waves behind the vehicle resound to the happiness that drives within you. You begin to lift your hands and perform some unique stunts, that is, if you possess the skill. You scream, “Life is gooooooood!” As a close friend of mine would say. In a nutshell, everything is booming and jamming. Your life is in a deep chill with the circumstances around you. But wait!
What about the other side of the coin? Life seems to draw a big curb on your movements. Things are not going as planned. You visit your drawing table (that is, if you have one) to check every single detail of your schedule. You throw a ball against a wall, expecting a rebound but there is no rebound. Rather, the ball manages to pass through the wall. You exclaim, “What’s going on?” Everything seems to face the traffic light, and you can’t wait to see the green light.
In all directions, you can feel the pressure hitting you in the face, and perhaps all over your body. The worst part is when the people so close to you add their voice to this nebulous expedition. You carry out loud, “Oh Lord! What do I do?” Take a chill pill and relax. Have you realised that your worries don’t solve any problem you face? Jesus Christ puts it in a better way. He says, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” – Matthew 6:25-27.
There you have it. Neither of us can love our lives more than the One who created us. His desire is that we prosper and live according to His ways and plans. David said, “I have set the Lord always before me” and so he was able to declare that the Lord is his shepherd. The question is, what have you set before you this day?