Last week, I posted an entry about an opportunity I was in the running for. Well, it did not pan out. I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't a little bummed out about it. However, I am still in the land of the living and have steady income coming in.
A little known fact about me is that I'm a casual Rolling Stones fan. I think Mick and the boys are pretty awesome. One of their most famous songs is You Can't Always Get What You Want. Sounds a bit defeatist until you hear the last couple lines of the chorus. "But if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need".
As much as I wanted that opportunity to work out, it wasn't what I needed. I simply wanted it; maybe the person who got it needed it. Maybe they were down to their last out and needed a homerun. That's a glamorized version but it boils down to it wasn't what I needed. I know that what I need will be 100x times greater than what I want because God's plan blows my plan out of the water.
Right now, Lamentations 3:25-26 is on my heart. Just in case you don't have your Bibles handy it says: "The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord". You don't choose whether or not you get knocked down...you choose whether or not you get back up. Peace.