So you all know my current situation. As mentioned before it’s bleak… it’s grave… and it’s God-filled. I’m currently at a place that I don’t need to seek God out. He’s right here. I know I probably shouldn’t be this open on my blog (at least most people don’t do this), but when I get like this… uhm… in situation like this (if anything is like this), I have to express myself… If I offended you yesterday…. GOOD! You probably needed to hear it. I spoke with my best friend Dave Balzer and he told me it was a good post (he has a different perspective on US politics than me), so again if it offended you, good (you needed it).
My whole experience right now reminds me of the movie “Stand and Deliver.” If you haven’t seen it, it’s very inspirational (but not religious). Anyway, there is a scene in the movie where the main character (a math teacher) takes one of his students (who is about to drop out of school) for a ride in the student’s car. They are tearing down the street at a pretty good pace. When all of a sudden there is a fork in the road, the teacher asks the student “Quick! Right or left?” The student picks right. All of sudden they are bringing the car to screeching stop; it’s a dead end. The teacher looks at the student and says “Life comes at you too fast! It’s easy to pick the wrong direction…”
Needless to say this whole thing with my mom has changed me. I used to be a very quiet almost afraid to talk about my Christian faith (I know there are some CodeBetter bloggers who would rather I didn’t even post this, but it’s a cultural difference I guess). When it came to talking about my faith, I was always very careful of how far I took things even when someone was point blank asking me about it. No more! If anything my intention now in life is to live deliberately. I won’t be carried by life anymore; I intend to seize the day! That doesn’t mean that I’ll become a “Bible Thumper” but it does mean if you need to hear it you WILL hear it from me…Because “Life comes at you too fast!” If you are not careful you will choose the wrong direction.