On the Present: What I Thought I Wanted

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” -Garrison Keillor

I happened to hear this quote a few weeks ago, thought about a song by Sara Groves, pondered a blog post…and put the idea into my “blog” list on my phone.  Yay for the  memo function!

Before I add these lyrics, let me add a caveat: I am NOWHERE near Job.  My life has been basically as cushy as a life can be, especially when  I consider the challenges faced by people around the world.

That said…I’m broken.  There are things I’ve wanted that are vastly different from what I got instead, from who I am instead. In better moments, I see God’s sovereign hand in providing what I needed despite brokenness; in other moments, I just feel broken. My guess is that most of us realize our brokenness- some times more intensely, some times less.  But the challenge remains: be broken, and be faithful.

Ok, on to Sara’s thought-provoking lyrics:

When I get to heaven I’m gonna go find Job
I want to ask a few hard questions, I want to know what he knows
About what it is he wanted and what he got instead
How to be broken and faithful

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