Saturday, September 27, 2014

That's not Fun

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later.


THAT’S NOT FAIR!!!!  How many times have we thought that or said it to our children or someone else?  If you’re like me you have said it or at least thought it many times.  I would also like to add to that life is NOT always fun.  I remember when I was 16 or 17 thinking, “I can’t wait to be an adult and make my own choices, do my own thing.”   What was I thinking?  Most of us as adults realize that life is not all fun and games.  You NEVER completely get to “do your own thing” and there is also more responsibility.  While you’re busy wanting to have fun, cars break down, people get sick, and surprise! It's not the fun you hoped for.  I was lamenting this fact, just the other day.  I thought, “I just wish life could be fun.”  I know, you’re all thinking, “Well, don’t count on that!”  Have no fear. I’m not counting on that.  As I was thinking I realized that, in my opinion, possibly the biggest reason why this life is not always fun is so that we would want something better.  I know that this life can have some fun times but… what if the dark time are intended to make us desire a perfect place where these things don’t happen?  Think about it!  If this life were all fun and nothing bad would we desire more?  My guess is that we would not.  God wants us to desire him and heaven not this world and all its trappings.  As Christians we have a marvelous hope and assurance that this is not all there is.  The best comes when this life is over.  Now THAT will be fun.  I’m looking forward to that time.  So I pray that when you hit those times when life is not fun, you will look to God and find comfort in the realization that this is not all there is and God has waaaaayyy better things planned for you so hang in there a little longer.