While we are all trying to figure out what life is all about; I like Fannie Flagg’s explanation in the book I’m reading; "Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven". Here's a little excerpt from the book where Elner Shimfissle asks God the ultimate question about life:
"What is life all about?" "It’s a gift!" He tells her…plain and simply.
We should all consider this answer and view life as the gift in which it was intended…something given in love and it is up to us to take it, cherish it, live it, and make it the best ever. God goes on further to explain to Elner that life is not nearly as complicated as people think… "Life is like one big roller-coaster ride, with all kinds of bumps and twists and turns, and ups and downs along the way." We just need to sit back and enjoy the ride. "The problem is most people think they are steering and get so busy trying to control it that they miss all the fun parts." We should not be the ones in control…I know that is hard for some to grasp, but it is true. We have the free will to make our own choices but we need to let God be in control of them.
Sooooo… I’m going to enjoy the ride with God as my pilot and let Him steer. That way I get to take in all the scenery, the fun, the excitement, and not miss a thing. I also get to take lots of photos because my hands are free of the steering wheel ~sweet love!
*the song "Jesus Take the Wheel" comes to mind here…smiling*
Thanks Fannie for this perspective on life, I think it is one I can live with.
I Hope you enjoy the ride. Eat some oatmeal along the way…
Excerpts from the book, "Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven" by Fannie Flagg.