Curveballs in Life (I)

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 Some things we do now would have been seen as rare, uncommon and strange few years ago; for example: taking your shoes off at security checkpoints at the airport. And not to mention all the alterations and modifications new technology and diseases have brought to our lives.  We know we live in a rapidly changing world. The new becomes the old, sometimes faster than we would like to. student1Some of the changes I’ve gone through were changes I was dreaming of, longed for and badly wanted. Yet there are changes that come, not because I look for them; they come uninvited, unexpectedly and turn, what I consider, my normal life upside down. They suddenly appear in a letter, in a phone call, in a conversation, in incidents and happenings; they only take split seconds, short minutes and life is never going to be the same.

I might strongly resist them, but there is no way to short circuit, go over, under or around them; they will come and stay. The tricky part is to recognize the changes that come from God, an unchanging God for that matter and who loves me. student2Instead of perceiving changes as a threat, I would rather look at them as OPPORTUNITIES.

Changes make me rely on the one who knows all and better. They give me the chance to show trust and faith in my God, Lord and Savior who is the Truth, the Way and the Light and ironically as it might seem, they can also be the means to my goals and dreams. How do I know this? It is written:

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                          Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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Published in: on August 13, 2009 at 7:11 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. ¡Jeremías! Uno de los profetas favoritos de mi hijo Alex.
    Muy cierto Andrés, Él sabe todo, y lo mejor, poner nuestros planes en sus manos.
    Un abrazo fraterno.


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