Guilty Of Fairytaling
We as women can sometimes be guilty of fairytaling. I know that's not a real word but it sums it up pretty good. We want our future to be dreamy and picturesque. We see things through fairy tale eyes and not with reality in mind. I thought of this with my daughter's wedding. Praise God that the weather agreed with us that day, but the day before it was 10 degrees hotter and after the rehearsal she said to me~"what was I thinking having an outdoor wedding in the heat of August?" In her mind she could picture the beautiful setting but didn't really think past that. We as women can be guilty of looking ahead at our lives as a storybook. A picture. How perfect our husband will be. How cute our future babies will be, what our house will look like, how our children will turn out, where they will go to college and where they all will live when we get to be grandparents. But then reality hits. Our perfect husband eventually hurts us. Our babies come along and as much as we love them we go through night after night with a fussy infant and no sleep and begin to take it out on each other and fight. Then somewhere down the road we find ourselves crying in the dark of night as we rock those babies and thinking~ it's not supposed to be this way. And in an instant, time has flown by and we find ourselves crying and wishing we could rock them again as we send them off to college or as they get married and leave our nest. Our storybook life is not fairytale like we thought when we were young and naive. So here is my challenge for Kathryn and Josh along with all of you today. Don't base your life or your kids lives on the picture perfect story you wish you could have but base it on God's perfect book. Stay in Gods word and focus on Him. Whether you are just engaged or a grandma like me, it's never too late to have the perfect story God intended for your life if you turn to Him and give Him that life. Give God every decision, every hurt, every future plan your heart has and let Him write your perfect story. As you talk to Him and lean on Him, as you trust Him and seek Him you will know it's going to be a story far better than any fairytale because the God who loves us more than words could ever express wrote it just for you.
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