If you want to miss the big picture, put a frame around it.  I’m learning that the more I decide what things are going to be, or how I should deal with them before I get to them, the less that I learn.  The more I plan ahead, the less I’m able to experience what is really happening.  Instead of saying to God “This is what I want out of this experience”, I need to say “God, what do You want me to get out of this”?

I don’t want to miss anything.  I want to be open, like a child, to whatever is really there.  I want to see with new eyes and hear with new ears.  I want to stop defining and start delighting.  I want to stop deciding what is “bad” or “good” and see things for what they really –are-, right then, and know that God is working through them to make them something else as well.

Nothing is constant.  Everything is in the hands of God.  The more I expect to see things or people a certain way, the more I’ll see just that, and the less I’ll see what God has put right in front of me.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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