And like I wrote, this is for all of us. We could say, "(Life) is one giant ongoing lesson in adapting to things beyond your control."
I am experieincing this lesson with all my kids -- adult kids and teenage ones.
I am experiencing this lesson with my brain -- I am in a really dry season where words don't flow (and when you're a writer and don't have any words, you can feel pretty pathetic).
I am experiencing this lesson as my body experiences new things that probably come with age in which I do not like whatsoever. Shannon and I were talking about metamucil this morning. How did that happen? Next, we'll be comparing aches and pains!
I'm baking cupcakes presently for tomorrow's bake sale at school. I'm pretty good at cupcakes. I somehow know the perfect moment to take them out of the oven. I appreciate the ease of the directions -- add three ingredients, pour batter into the paper cups and bake. You have perfect littles cakes that will bring smiles to faces and a nice big "ahhh" when they bite into them. Sometimes I wish life were like baking cupcakes. You do this and this and this and you're guaranteed a specific outcome. But then if it were like that we'd all be spoiled spiritual babies crying for our supper. God wants more for us. He believes in us, and He wants the very best for each of us.
And for some reason that means we live in a world outside of our control.