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Under Construction

“The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.” – Thomas Merton

“The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.” – Thomas Merton

“Every human being is under construction from conception to death.” – Billy Graham

The joke (a bit of truth) in Minnesota is that there are two seasons – winter and road construction. All four seasons are beautiful. We’re just keeping it a secret. Although there are days when we contend with, nay survive, 30 below wind chill. It builds character and it’s all a part of the journey.

When we accept rather than lament the detours, potholes, bumps and delays on our journey, we can stop asking“why” and move deep into living well (not perfect) through the valleys and mountains, remaining steadfast as our purpose unfolds.

God either changes our situation or he changes us to get through to the other side – not around it but rather right through the flipping thick middle of it. The reason will be revealed later as we look in the rear view mirror. In the meantime, we must trust it and ride it out.

We are all under construction, a work in progress.  Succeeding, failing, tripping, up, down, winning, losing, tired, invigorated, falling behind, inspired, inspiring, laughing, crying and ultimately getting back up again and again, moving ever so clunky to our  destination.

We need only to overcome our assumptions and move beyond the whys, whens, hows, the past, regret, worry or what if. When we accept that our path often times won’t be what we planned, but it’s meant to be, we can get back to living, learning, getting through, helping others and getting back on the road.

Under construction and on my way.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ascension Angel #

    Reblogged this on Ascension Angels and commented:
    I enjoyed this… and Amen. Thank you Kathie 🙂

    August 14, 2014
    • Thanks so much for the reblogs – Amen indeed. Watch for the signs and continue on.

      August 14, 2014
      • Ascension Angel #

        I like the way you think… it’s INspiring 😉

        August 14, 2014
      • Thanks

        August 15, 2014
  2. perhaps i should
    re-install the
    rear view mirror 🙂

    August 14, 2014
  3. mvobsession #

    Detours can often lead you to a better road 🙂

    August 15, 2014
  4. Living well not “perfect” through the valleys and mountains….excellent and such an important distinction. Your post caused me to recall this quote from Mandy Hale:

    “Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.”

    Thanks!

    August 15, 2014

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