Wednesday, September 1, 2010

5 1/2 Things I Wish I Didn't Know So Much About

Have you ever had grandiose expectations regarding an some event that was supposed to amazing? Some life experiences people talk about with such fondness, you are certain that you are just going to love it too - but it is not the case. Or worse, have you been thrust into an event you didn't sign up for? I am always amazed at how folks brag about how they weren't scared once they've had a chance to change their pants.

Here are a few things I wish I knew a little less about!

-1 The Birth of a Child: I don't care what you think this is supposed too look like, or what type of film you saw in health education; when it's your kid, things are different. It is common for couples to say "we're" pregnant. If that is the case, then we should both receive an epidural. It seems folks tend to forget the ugly part. If you have a healhty baby, it makes it so much easier to be "fond" of this experience.

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.

-2 Car Accidents: It's best if you just get hit from behind. If you see it coming, not only does it make your navel pucker, it is not a blessing at all. I suppose, if you see it coming, you might have time for a short prayer, which; may not be as effective as required - but go ahead and ask anyway. And why do they make you get out in the middle of traffic to trade papers where ther is often no a bathroom around? Tow-trucks should have porta-potties. We can GPS anyone on he planet (well not Osama Bin Laden), find me and I'll give you my insurance info.

My friend had an accident and the air-bags broke both his thumbs. He had to have the female traffic cop get his wallet out of his front pocket.

John 12:49 For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me.

-3 Politics: If you are like me, you spend a lot time, hoping, praying and trying to convince your stupid friends that Jesus was a radical, not a liberal. And then, possibly you lose the debate. It's worse than a car accident.

Now Jesus was never in front of a King during his ministry on earth. He didn't cozy up with the Jews nor the Romans. John the Baptist, however; was beheaded by King Herod even though the King feared him. (Matt 6:14-29)

Politics and religion don't mix too well, but it doesn't mean that we should stop participating in the process!

Haggai 2:22 I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.

-4 Courtrooms: It's nothing like TV. Skip it if you think that you'll somehow get things to work out. Plan on getting half of the half that you thought you were going to get.

Proverbs 25:7 it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than for him to humiliate you before a nobleman. What you have seen with your eyes 8 do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?

-5 Moving: Here are a few tips for moving.
- Sell as much as possible on Craigslist and give away that rest!
- If you happen to have stuff that you really need to keep, put it in plastic storage tubs.
- If everyone does this, you just need to bring your clothes and a toothbrush. It will be more like taking a vacation.
If you need more help, HERE is a blog I like with more of my wisdom in the comments.

Genesis 33:14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly.

-5 1/2 Sin...

How about you, have you experienced something that was supposed to be great, and it wasn't or ended up in a situation that you would have skipped if it were possible?


Charlie Chang said...

1 - Birth of a Child - Yeah, I saw when my son was being born, the doctor told me to stand up too soon and I saw part of the C-section going on. I did NOT need to see that. It looked like a Panera bread bowl with blood.

2 - Car accidents - Yeah I hit a lady in the back going 50 mph. Let's just say 3 years later I needed a new engine.

3 - Politics - I like giving the answer that Mark Lowry gives. "I don't know that much about politics but that never stopped me from having an opinion.

4 - Courtroom - If I ever have to go, I hope Judge Judy shows up.

5 - Moving - is awful. We moved last February and it just goes to show how much crap we have.

5 1/2 - Sin - I hope everyday I can learn to be disgusted with my sin more and more.

Great and awesome post today.

Charlie Chang said...

An experience I wish I avoided was dating this one girl. I knew it was a wrong relationship to get involved but I kept pursuing and it messed me up emotionally for a couple of months. It was not worth it.

2SenseWorth said...

This is gonna sound very negative, but I'm actually quite optimistic in spite. :-) Sometimes I feel that my whole life has not been worth it~coulda, shoulda skipped it... but God says in His word that He works all things out for the good; that he has good plans for me, and I choose to believe Him. He has been so good to me throughout the decades of "shades of gray".
Though I still struggle at times, the truth of His hope fills me with supernatural joy. :-)
~A shout out for JESUS!

David said...

LOL@Charlie - I can't go to Paranara ever again! Judge Judy. ;o)

@2SenseWorth - well. You are right, God does manage all our sorrow and pain. I know you've been through a lot, but you are doing so well!

So be happy in Jesus, or I'll have to smack you up side the head in Jesus name! I mean, be blessed my friend! :)

2SenseWorth said...

@David-I'm pretty happy, such violence won't be necessary haha... Thanks for the blessings
:-) God=Good. *Agrees, Panera will never be the same..* My guess, that's a pretty accurate visual observation there! LOL
Take care..

Tracy said...

Yep I can relate to the yukiness in all 5 1/2 situations.

As to situations that were supposed to be great but during them I'd rather have skipped it all together, I've had a few. One that comes to mind right now was when I finally became a licensed nursing home administrator and got my own facility. It truly was a good, bad, and the ugly ride for the following 7 years.

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