What do you look for in life? That is a pretty broad question. In church last Sunday, one of the remarks that my preacher made was, you get what you look for.
The first thought that came to my mind was if you are an optistic person, then you will find SOMETHING to be happy about in every situation. The same holds true for the pessimistic person. They can always find SOMETHING to gripe about.
I am not sure if you can choose which person you are, maybe you are just born that way, I don’t know. I am one of those people who can always find a silver lining in most situations. This can drive Joe nuts, he thinks I live in my own little world. He on the other hand, he can drive me nuts because he is always sure that things are going to go bad. Maybe this is where opposites attract.
Being a Pollyanna has it faults. I tend to think the best of people and situations, And I can be hurt and let down when people don’t turn out to be what I thought. Joe on the other hand can be pleasantly surprised when someone actually does do something nice.
There are good and bad, ying and yang, in every situation. Besides marriage, children, work, and health, there is also your faith. Do you look for the silver lining when you are going through a rough spot? Have you thanked the Lord for the difficulties that have molded you into the person you are? When everything is going great, we might let go of the Lord’s hand. A bump in the road will send us scurrying back to the Lord in a hurry.
As hard as it is, I thank the Lord for every bump in my life. Those bumps have let me grow as a person and have drawn me closer to the Lord. I actively look for his hand in my life, those little surprises that I believe He made happen.
When I was standing in line to go through security to board the airplane going to Las Vegas, the lady looked at my ticket and told me I had been TSA prechecked, I needed to go to a different line. This was a much nicer and easier check in experience. This was a small event, but I choose to think the Lord was telling me not to worry about the flight, He was in charge.
If you look for the good and you look for the Lord, you will find what you are looking for.
Have a blessed day!