Monday, April 09, 2007

The Road Laid Out Ahead

I was reading Liana's blog this morning and she quoted a passage of scripture that spoke right to my heart.

Life has been so crazy busy for us lately that it literally feels like we haven't stopped moving since September when we got back from Partner Con. We had so many great ideas and incredible inspirations for our business from that experience that all we could think about was getting home and putting them into action. That's been a long road indeed because things like that never seem to happen overnight, the way you want them to. It seems like for every bump in the road that you climb over, just as you make it to the top you can begin to see the horizon stretching out flat in front of you and going on for miles and miles...and it becomes clear just how far you have to go and all that you have not yet accomplished.

This past week was particularly draining for us. It just seemed like at every turn our plan for our lives and God's plan were in a constant head on collision. Everytime we were trying to shift gears and switch into the fast lane, He was standing there with a roadblock, begging us to slow down. Stop even. When He finally got through all the noise and we stopped to listen, I was overcome..."shaken by the realization" of our mistakes. Hindsight is, of course, 20/20...and as the week came flooding back to me I could see all of His gifts and provisions for our lives. Each one cast aside because we'd been there, done that and were ready for something bigger. I felt like we had taken those gifts and thrown them back in God's face.

It is so incredible that He guided us to this realization on Easter weekend. For us, this weekend is what it's all about...a reminder that all is forgiven and that we have a second chance to get it right. The scripture Liana quoted is this: "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." (Phil 2:3)

This time, we hear ya loud and clear!


Melinda Perez said...

Hey guys, I love checking out your blogs and looking at your pictures. They so amazing to look at and plus it's awesome to be able to kinda "keep" up with you guys and be able to see what you're up to. We would totally like to help design the info packets for the wedding just give us some information on what exactly you wanna put in them and stuff and we can definately do that, (Well Derek can, but I'll watch). LOL. We wanna have you guys over the new place soon, just let us know if you have any free time.

Love you,
Mel and Derek

Mary Bess said...

Hey guys!! We soo need to get together soon and celebrate a happy belated birthday for der!!