There are a few things I wonder about. (Actually, more than a few things, but space is limited here and I don’t want to bore you with too many trivial “I wonders.”)
Thinking about Pa on Little House on the Prairie (AKA Michael Landon, AKA Cutie-Patootie) – why did his hair never get messed up?
Why does my body never tan but only turns a bright shade of red except for my legs which will remain translucent white forever?
Why can’t I be awake when I sleep so I can know how much I’m enjoying my sleep? (You may need to read this one twice.)
Obviously, the answers to these questions aren’t going to reshape my life or create world peace. They’re fun to ponder but I don’t take time to seriously consider the answers.
I’ve been wondering lately if I’ve been treating other questions – more serious questions – with the same, limited attention span and lack of seriousness.
Questions like…What’s next for me in life?
This is a big deal question, right? When I think about it, I consider what priorities might need to shift, dreams that I want to turn into reality, and where I want to put more energy.
And then I go back to being busy.
I don’t take the time to sit. To pray. To read The Book with the Answers. To listen for direction.
I’m learning that I will always be busy. There will never be time to contemplate the big questions unless I intentionally take the time. So…I need to take the time.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
“Trust” and “acknowledge” require us to know Him. To spend time with Him. Then the answers will come. He WILL show us what to do next in life. He WILL make our next steps clear. He WILL answer our questions.
I’ll never know about Michael Landon’s hair and why I don’t tan, and I’ll never be awake when I sleep.
But I am going to spend more time sitting and talking with The One Who Knows … listening for the answer to What’s next?
I’m excited about that.