Why it’s this way: “you can’t handle the truth!”

Hey! Long time no see.

I’ve been quite busy working on a new project, but that’s not the point of my stopping by.

I had an epiphany on the way to work this morning and needed to get it down.

So I was listening to this house mix, right, and in the midst of it were these great lyrics. I tried searchig to find a song that contained them but as of yet have had no luck. Maybe I’ll sit down and write them out myself one day (not any time too soon, I trust). Anyhow, it went something like this:

How’s your life? Are you happy? How’s your life without me? I bet you have more free time to make your money, spend time with your friends to do things that are funny. How’s your life? Is it better? How’s your life? Are you happy without me?

It’s got a very catchy beat and it’s fun to sing along to, even if you sing out of tune (wow…an image of the Beatles just ran through my mind…). Anyway, as I thought about those lyrics, I thought about the people who have come through my life at various times who I thought would be a part of it forever and turned out to be a fleeting moment in time and space. There were a couple who meant a lot, too. And as I tried not to be sad about that, God reminded me of a few things:

  1. If He’d meant for them to be in my life forever, they would be, regardless of my stuff or theirs.
  2. If they are no longer in my life, there must have been a reason that He had for not having them stay.
  3. He has a plan for each of us and obviously the plan he had for me did not include them. Or vice versa–the plan he had for them did not include me.

It all boiled down to one of us not being able to handle the truth: either the other person did not have the stuff to be around when God put me on this path, or I didn’t have the stuff to be around when God put them on their path.

It’s just that simple.

It’s nothing personal–it had nothing to do with my feelings, or theirs, whatever those might have been at that moment in the space-time continuum. It was all about God’s plan for the both of us. And we better grow up and try to deal because that’s the way it is.

I felt better with that epiphany. They always do the trick.

Goodnight kiddies and see you next time.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 Confessions of a Cave Dweller

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