One of the things I like to do is wait it out. I've done it at work, in my personal life, and in a way, other's lives. (meaning, not getting into their business and telling them "how to" as i watch or listen, but letting it play out naturally) And I'm not talking about lack of action or being lazy or anything like that. These kind of things aren't something I actually have to do. Sometimes I catch myself trying to take things into my own hands, only to stop and say, 'wait, I've given it all up to God!' Sometimes not doing anything is better than running around fretting, worrying, and trying to do something. And so, as time passes, sometimes too slow, sometimes too fast, I watch it all unfold, and the pieces come together so nicely. Where maybe if I'd had done something, it might just have meddled and muddled, rather than helped.
I find that we humans can sometimes get stuck on the bad. The bad things someone said, the bad actions, the negativity of humanity. And we remember and maybe define by that negative memory. Maybe live in light of the bad memory. But I believe that we also do not see what goes on in the mind, the heart, and the lives of those people we think and remember in that bad light. We do not know where and who might come into their life, and alter. It is also not on our own watch. Not by our timing. Or even how God is already working.
I don't believe it's our right to say, "Well, he/she is already doomed, condemned!" or, "They will never change!"
I always think, that when we make it to Heaven, who will we see that we thought, 'why, never'? Who will surprise us there?!
That is why, there is Hope.
Do you know what Love is?!
Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
It is the New Year 2011!
The holidays are fun. Soon, I will see my loved ones less than I have in the last few weeks. Things will go back to the 'normal' schedule. I've been blessed with having to work, or shall I say, hardly work, during this holiday season and I might just forget what it is to 'work'. Four day weekends, two day workweeks. It's been nice!
So, on to keepin' on livin'.
And here's to Hope and Love for this Amazing New Year!