Sometimes, on days that I’m feeling melancholy, I catch myself mumbling about all the things I’ve wanted to do that just have never happened. I’ll find myself listening to sad music, complaining under my breath about what my life is not.
How many times have we said, “we should do this” but it never happened. How many times did something we were looking forward to get cancelled. Disappointment fills us. It makes us gloomy inside & out.
I was having a particularly bad attitude one day about something I’d been anticipating for weeks, and then it got cancelled. I was at work, and as I did my job I was internally fighting myself, following the same string of “nothing good ever happens” thoughts, but feeling guilty about it simultaneously.
It was then it dawned on me that there are things that I’m looking forward to that I can be sure won’t get cancelled. The greatest future events I have as a bright light at the end of the tunnel – I don’t have to worry about the possibility that they will be called off at the last minute!
Meeting God face to face.
A new body that never dies.
This old nature changed and made sinless.
The marriage supper.
Finding out the “half [or 99.9%] that ain’t been told”.
It makes me ashamed of myself to think that such little events upset me when I have much greater things to look forward to. Of course it makes us sad when things get cancelled, but nothing happens by accident. Just be thankful that our trip to heaven is a sure thing!!! 🙂
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:53