if you’ve been around much at all you already know that we are a family who loves adventure and tries to think outside the box and order our lives in a way that enables us to take opportunities when they come (as well as seek adventure out, and look at our everydays as one).
we believe that people are at their best when they know and understand why they were created, and when they cut out the other crap in their life that hinders them from being and doing whatever that is.
our life purpose/picture has become less and less fuzzy over time, and we’ve definitely been trying our best to order our life and make the cuts where we need to (a pretty big ordering is coming next month – for which Mr. D is preparing an introductory post – get ready to think we’re crazy-er? 🙂 ). we’ve been living for a long while with a lot of unknowns, walking the tightrope of faith, and just moving forward a step at a time in the way we feel God is leading us.
yesterday Mr. D was talking with his mom, who said they’ve been praying for us, and she got the picture of 3 doors, our family all going through one together. is this tightrope leading to 3 doors?
obviously we’d like to pick the right one…
(from the picture, I’d pick the middle 🙂
which is funny because the middle is what I’ve been picturing in my mind also)
but sometimes I don’t feel like there necessarily is a “right” one.
remember these? I kinda rigged this particular book 🙂
(and we don’t really think we’re the hero of our own stories – we know that Jesus is.)
but we still play a big part in our own story, obviously,
and that story affects a lot of other stories…
I like to imagine that God has written trillions of different story lines based on all of the choices that we make and how we interact with each others adventures – no matter what, he knows, but that knowledge does not render our choices impotent.
while choices can be incredibly scary, and sometimes debilitating with the potential for regret (which can cause the best of us to avoid making those risky decisions at all – obviously a choice in itself…) I do find it comforting to know that “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
the problem is, we don’t even know what our 3 doors are…!
sometimes we really feel like this: