Of M&M’s and World Peace

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Blog, Home Is Where The Story Starts |

Of M&M’s and World Peace

Recently I was challenged to take time to evaluate just what my heart desires. Not just the big things like world peace. All of it. From M&M’s clear up to. . . yes, world peace.

So, I thought about it and made a list.

I want nothing bad to ever happen to my loved ones again.

I want to sit in bed and eat M&M’s, ice cream, and watch old movies all day. (Without gaining weight)

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I want a library that holds all of my books.


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I want my house in perfect order. A place for everything and everything in its place. And when I put something down instead of putting it away, I want it to go back to its place. God can do that, right?

I want my books to sell like wildfire.

I want every shift at work to be an easy day with lovely patients who get well and go home.

I want to be in control at all times.

I want my foot to work again.

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I want all of the people I love to follow Jesus as they should.

I want to always do God’s will and never be grouchy.

I want to be the perfect wife.

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Oh, and besides all of that, I want world peace. . .

I could go on and on. But, you get the idea. I am a control freak.

But, then I realized. Much of what I am longing for; no pain, no sin, no sorrow, complete order, it will happen someday. But, that is called heaven.

And, how about here on earth? What would happen if I never had trials, problems, challenges, or failures? Besides the fact that I would be morbidly obese from eating all of those M&M’s and ice cream, I would be immature and shallow. I would have no character. For, it is in the challenges and the trials that our character is developed.

So, maybe those desires are fun to dream and laugh about. But, when you look at the end result (consequences) of getting all of those dreams, maybe just maybe that isn’t what I want. Maybe what I need to be focusing on as my desires are those things God says HE wants to see in me.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  Galatians 5:22-23